Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio ‘Said No’ to Playing Lovers in Brokeback Mountain, Says Gus Van Sant

Picture a young Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt falling into a forbidden love as they herd sheep through the Wyoming mountains.

Ang Lee’s critically acclaimed Brokeback Mountain (2005), which famously starred Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in Academy Award-nominated performances, could have been a different film altogether, Milk director Gus Van Sant recently revealed to Indiewire.

The Oscar-nominated director, best known for Good Will Hunting (1997) and My Own Private Idaho (1991), said he was pitched the opportunity to direct the gay romance before Lee signed on.

“I was working on it, and I felt like we needed a really strong cast, like a famous cast. That wasn’t working out. I asked the usual suspects: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Ryan Phillippe. They all said no,” Van Sant recalled. “Nobody wanted to do it.”

“What I could have done, and what I probably should have done, was cast more unknowns, not worried about who were the lead actors,” he added.

Ironically enough, DiCaprio and Pitt will finally appear together onscreen in Quentin Tarantino’s controversial movie about the Manson murders, titled Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

The director also revealed that he came close to directing another gay classic, Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name (2017), which went on to win an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

“I don’t think it would have panned out the way it did if I had directed it. I think it was great,” he said.

Van Sant’s latest movie, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, is now playing in select theaters.

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Chanel Sponsors Restoration of Sixties Film Featuring Costumes by Gabrielle Chanel

COSTUME PARTY: Chanel has sponsored the restoration of Alain Resnais’ 1961 masterpiece, “Last Year at Marienbad,” starring Delphine Seyrig in a series of dresses designed by Coco Chanel.
Poignantly, Studio Canal’s newly restored digitized version of the film will premiere as part of the classic film section at the Venice Film Festival where the original film was awarded a Golden Lion close to 60 years ago.

“Last Year at Marienbad,” 1961, Alain Resnais. 
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The process included cleaning up flaws and readjusting the color grading to highlight the photography and lighting developed by Sacha Vierny and Alain Resnais using a Dyaliscope lens. The soundtrack was also restored using the original 35-mm. mix.
Accessorized by pearls, the film’s costumes were based on “a wardrobe tethered to everyday life but that evoked the allure of 1920s cinema stars, as well as a modern and timeless elegance,” according to Chanel.

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Nihl Men’s Spring 2019

In his New York show, Neil Grotzinger of Nihl, the LVMH Prize finalist, broke traditional rules of masculinity with a collection that centered around bending the rules of those in authority.
He took police officers, football players and Wall Street brokers and turned their wardrobes on their head by “exploring the qualities of borderline ephemerality and downright queerness,” according to the liner notes.

A clear example was a pair of football pants made from fine white silk he paired with a handmade chain mail tank top. An authentic crinkled painter’s tarp — black on one side, green on the other with drawstrings included — was reinterpreted as pants and a top.

Grotzinger’s use of elaborate embroidery techniques appeared as embellishments on several pieces, including the sleeves of sheer tops and a sliced-open basketball short.

The use of revealing cutouts and jock straps throughout the collection added a level of eroticism while enhancing the masculinity of the offering.

“The concepts of masculinity can be very restrictive and I like to break the conformity of that,” Grotzinger said.

In this debut, Grotzinger gained a lot of attention by breaking the rules — in the right way.

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US Polo Assn. Is Official Outfitter at 2018 Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup

USPA Global Licensing Inc., the official licensing arm and broadcaster of the United States Polo Association, revealed that U.S. Polo Assn. will be the official apparel partner and outfitter for all polo players at the 2018 Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup.
The event takes place July 26 at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club outside of London.
The annual event will feature Sentebale’s cofounding patron, the Duke of Sussex, and will raise funds for the charity, which was founded in 2006. The charity supports the mental health and well-being of children affected by HIV in southern Africa.
“We have the opportunity to support a wonderful and very important cause while also expanding global awareness for our brand and our ongoing support of the sport of polo around the world,” said J. Michael Prince, chief executive officer of USPA Global Licensing Inc.
U.S. Polo Assn. will design and provide custom jerseys for both teams playing in this year’s polo match. The teams competing are the Sentebale St. Regis team, which include the Duke of Sussex and captained by Nacho Figueras, versus the Royal Salute team captained by Malcolm Borwick. U.S. Polo Assn. will outfit event staff at the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cub, provide

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All the Times Fast Food Brands Clapped Back at Their Haters on Twitter

Oooh, burn!

In recent years, Twitter has become a major marketing tool for all brands, but it’s also become a great way for fast food joints to clap back at their haters (and their competition).

While Wendy’s quickly gained a reputation for having the sassiest Twitter on the block, especially because of their ongoing feud with McDonald’s over fresh versus frozen beef, other brands took notice and began dishing out their own snarky tweets in response to customer questions, celebrity news, or other brands’ promotions.

Read on for some of the best zingers from the fast food giants.

Taco Bell

While Taco Bell doesn’t typically engage in social media fights, the brand has had a few standout moments from their own Twitter account, including their correction of a grammar error in one of White Castle’s tweets to Chrissy Teigen. The taco joint also fired back at Old Spice when the deodorant company accused the fast food chain of false advertising.


Frozen pizza company DiGiorno also joined in on the fun, inciting a pizza war with Papa John’s. The frozen pizza chain mocked Papa John’s slogan “Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.” when they tweeted a declining graph meant to represent Papa John’s sales above a tweet that read, “Better Pizza. Better Sales.” The company also briefly changed their bio to the new slogan to spite Papa John’s.

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Burger King

Aside from their epic promposal to Wendy’s on a marquee sign outside of one of their restaurants, Burger King has also thrown shade at the company on social media. First, the chain used social media to promote their spicy chicken nuggets, a menu item that Wendy’s had previously discontinued, leaving the Twitter-verse in an outrage. The brand found people’s old tweets asking where Wendy’s spicy nuggets went and used them as advertising for their own spicy nugget addition to their menu.

Then, Burger King promoted a 5 for $ 4 deal just days after Wendy’s announced their 4 for $ 4 deal. Even though they didn’t mention the square-burger chain in their tweet directly, Twitter users were quick to notice the shade in their tweet which read, “Because 5 is better than 4.”

However, Wendy’s never goes down without a fight, so when a Twitter user, who has since switched their account to private, asked what Wendy’s had in response to the deal, they responded with two simple words: “edible food.”
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Of course, Wendy’s has the longest history of roasting people on Twitter, including their iconic tweet suggesting that asking to be directed to the nearest McDonald’s is essentially the same as asking to be directed to a garbage can.

The company also recently called out pro-golfer Tiger Woods when he flubbed his first hole at the 2018 U.S. Open, scoring an unimpressive triple bogey. “Tiger, next time you’re going to get a triple…” the brand tweeted beneath a photo of their triple cheeseburger.

Scroll through to see some of our other favorite clap-back tweets from Wendy’s.

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The fast food Twitter beef is alive and well, so we suggest you refrain from tweeting at these accounts unless you’re prepared to get roasted.

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Yoox Net-a-porter, Bloomsbury Team on Fashion Video Archive Project

THE ARCHIVE COMES ALIVE: Yoox Net-a-porter is investing in education and the younger generations through a partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing that will make rare fashion-show footage available to the educational market.
YNAP has worked with Bloomsbury to digitize its runway archive collection between 1979 and 2003, before shows were automatically digitized. The result is more than 3,000 videos and hundreds of hours of footage that offer a window into fashion history and a new way for students to examine the evolution of the catwalk over the years, key collections and individual designers’ work.
The footage is supported by scholarly articles and video descriptions to make the archive easily discoverable. All accompanying content has been curated by Dr. Valerie Steele, fashion historian and director of the museum at Fashion Institute of Technology.
“We have always known the value of the archive to the educational community. It provides a great link to the future,” said Tara Tierney, YNAP’s digital collections curator.
Kathryn Earle, managing director at Bloomsbury Digital Resources, said the footage highlights the impact of some of the most influential designers of the period including the Antwerp Six, Rei Kawakubo and Hussein Chalayan.
“It  spans more than two decades of London, Paris, New York and Milan runway shows and

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Jahnkoy Men’s Spring 2019

Maria Jahnkoy, whose real name is Maria Kazakova, is Siberian and studied at Central Saint Martins and Parsons, has received a lot of support from the industry with her brand narrative, which is centered on preserving traditional craftsmanship and reworking it for a new generation.
She was shortlisted for the 2017 LVMH Prize and has found fans in consultant Julie Gilhart and Bruce Pask, the men’s fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus. Kazakova also has the support of Puma, Swarovski and the CFDA’s Elaine Gold Launch Pad program.
Her goal has always been to connect larger companies with local artisans, but with the extra help she’s been able to expand on that and bring more makers from Brooklyn and India into the mix. The show, which was more like a theatrical art project, was a collective effort as well. Titled “Deceived: No More,” the performance explored how the fashion industry impacts cultural identity. The presentation, which was choreographed by Nathan Trice, was broken up into three parts: chaos, unification and order. Much like her previous presentations, she made the runway mimic a chaotic city street that was dotted with orange cones and caution signs — one read “Separation is No

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Loretta Caponi Maps Out Global Expansion Plan

The Loretta Caponi brand is seeking global expansion.
After introducing a tailored ready-to-wear line for spring 2018 to mark its 50th anniversary, as an evolution of its handcrafted innerwear, loungewear and home collections, the Florence-based firm born out of an artisanal atelier is banking on profitable yet sustainable growth.
“There is quite a lot going on: The brand is extremely niche and we wish to expand that niche of customers, without compromising, keeping the exclusivity of our products, not expanding like wild fire, selecting relevant locations instead, in order to keep our target clientele and keeping up with the sartorial products we’ve always offered,” said Guido Conti Caponi, chief executive officer of the brand, mapping out organic, slow-paced growth.
The expansion plan includes holding several trunk shows in key cities worldwide, setting up pop-up shops at locations “where we already have a following,” as well as expanding the network of retailers.
Conti Caponi explained that the aim of trunk shows is “to meet with private clients and possibly retailers in their own countries, so that we can help local retailers in building brand awareness and draw curiosity around us.”
“Experiencing customers’ feedback is really gratifying and has given us the courage to keep growing these

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Primark Seals Deal With Unicef to Help Cambodian Children

CHILDREN’S HOUR: Primark and Unicef have inked a three-year partnership aimed at contributing to the latter’s work in education and emergency response for vulnerable children.
Primark confirmed it has committed $ 4.5 million to fund an education program enabling vulnerable children to attend and remain in school in Cambodia.
Planned activities include targeted support for children from minority language groups, girls, and children with disabilities; investment in school sanitation facilities; and training for teachers in positive discipline approaches.
Primark has committed a further $ 1.5 million to Unicef’s worldwide emergency response operations. In 2017, the aid organization responded to 337 humanitarian situations in 102 countries. In most humanitarian crises, children are most at risk, with women and children comprising 60 to 80 percent of the affected population.
“Unicef is the world’s largest humanitarian organization for children with operations in more than 190 countries,” said Unicef Ireland’s executive director, Peter Power.
He said the organization relies significantly on the private sector “to help fund our life-saving and life-changing operations for children and we are pleased to welcome Primark’s generous contribution to this work.”
Primark’s chief executive officer, Paul Marchant, said, “As an international brand we are excited to be collaborating with a global organization which shares our commitment to making

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Abasi Rosborough Men’s Spring 2019

In their sophomore showing during New York Fashion Week: Men’s, Abdul Abasi and Greg Rosborough explored a desert phantom theme that referenced a variety of vanishing cultures and tribes.
The design duo paraded a diverse range, from kimono-inspired jackets and coats and fitted cargo pants to Navajo-printed parkas. The color palette included deep burgundies and burnt orange that brought an Eastern sensibility to the forefront, while a flowing white section telegraphed the desert inspiration. “We even looked at ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’” Rosborough noted.
A wrinkled cotton hybrid poncho with matching head scarf and an ethereal topcoat in the same fabric also drove the desert theme home. Likewise, a Tencel linen that was frayed to look old — employed for bomber jackets and coats — reinforced that worn-in traveler vibe.
With this effort, Abasi Rosborough continues to make its mark in men’s fashion. “We’ve seen an exodus of big designers this week, but we look at it as an opportunity for new designers to step forward,” Rosborough said.

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Robin Derrick Departs Spring Studios to Pursue Beauty Project

BEAUTY CALLING: The London-based creative Robin Derrick is departing Spring Studios as global executive director to move onto a new, unnamed project in the beauty arena.
Derrick worked at Spring in his global role for seven years, having joined in 2011 from Condé Nast where he’d spent 20 years as creative director of British Vogue.
During his tenure at Spring, Derrick was the creative lead of the company during a growth period. Spring opened in New York in 2013 and Milan in 2016.
While at Spring, Derrick had been developing his own brand and business projects. “Robin is now leaving to devote his time to those projects. We take this opportunity to wish him well for the future and thank him for his years of service to Spring,” the company said Wednesday.
Derrick said he learned “invaluable lessons from both the incredible staff and inspirational clients. I am grateful for an extraordinary opportunity to help build a next-generation communication company and I look forward to watching Spring grow in the future.”
It is understood that Derrick’s next project will be in beauty, although a spokesperson for Spring said it was still confidential and declined to give any details.
Derrick is married to Lisa Eldridge, the celebrity makeup artist and author who also has a successful

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17-Year Old Az. Girl Goes Missing After She Was Heard Screaming — and Boyfriend, 24, Is Suspect

Authorities are searching for a 17-year-old Arizona girl who was last heard from when her brother heard her screaming last Friday afternoon, according to a news release from Phoenix police.

The brother of Rosa Garcia-Acosta then spotted a grayish white SUV-type vehicle driving away from their family’s house, according to the release.

Four days later, authorities continue to believe that Garcia-Acosta, whom they describe as an “endangered juvenile,” was abducted and may be headed to Mexico in the company of 24-year-old Luis Fernando Morales, according to a police news release.

“The suspect is her boyfriend,” Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Armando Carbajal tells PEOPLE.

“There is a history of controlling behavior on the part of Luis,” police said in a statement.

Morales, at 6-foot-4-inches and 265 pounds, stands almost a foot taller than Garcia-Acosta and is twice as heavy. Authorities say the teen girl is 5-feet-5-inches tall, weighs 130 lbs. and has brown hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen at the family’s residence near 75th Avenue and Camelback Road in Phoenix.

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Police asking for the public’s help urge anyone with information regarding the couple’s whereabouts to call the Phoenix department’s Missing Persons Unit at 602-534-2121.

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Pal Zileri Changes Continue

MILAN — Pal Zileri is ushering in a new chief executive officer, Marco Sanavia, to succeed Giovanni Mannucci, who has agreed to end his collaboration with the brand’s parent company Forall Confezioni SpA.
Since January, Sanavia has held the role of director of human resources at Mayhoola Group, which controls Forall. Before that, he was director of human resources and organization at Forall and Pal Zileri from July 2014. He held a similar role at Geox from 2011 to 2014 and, prior, at Bottega Veneta from 2008 to 2011, after a stint at Gucci from 2006 to 2008. 
Mannucci joined Pal Zileri in October 2016 from Boglioli, which has seen its own share of changes after the arrival of a new owner, PHI Industrial Acquisitions, last year and of a new president, Francesco Russo.
Mannucci succeeded Paolo Roviera, who left at the end of July 2016 to join Corneliani under its new owner, Bahrain-based Investcorp.
In June 2017, Mannucci appointed a new creative director, Rocco Iannone, who is expected to remain at the helm of Pal Zileri. Iannone succeeded Mauro Ravizza Krieger, who exited after a three-year tenure.
A graduate of fashion and design school Istituto Marangoni, Iannone previously worked in the men’s wear department of the Giorgio Armani Group for 10 years.

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Gucci-Dapper Dan Collection Hits the Market

THAT EIGHTIES SHOW: Gucci launched its Gucci-Dapper Dan collection on and a selection of its stores globally on Tuesday.
To celebrate the collaboration and expansive lineup, the Italian fashion house tapped photographer Ari Marcopoulos to lens the collection, in a range of images paying homage to the Harlem designer’s heritage.
Inspired by archival imagery from the Eighties portraying Dapper Dan’s custom pieces, the pictures feature both young types from the neighborhood and models sporting the collection in and around the streets of Harlem, posing in a vintage car, in front of graffiti or against a wrought-iron railing.

Gucci-Dapper Dan collection. 
Ari Marcopoulos

In particular, the Gucci-Dapper Dan lineup reimagines archival pieces of the designer — especially tracksuits and jacket styles — in Gucci’s signature fabrics and decorative elements. Gucci leitmotifs, including embroidered dragons, bold letterings and the house’s signature green and red stripes, stand out on bomber jackets, T-shirts and tanks, in addition to tracksuits, which are offered in GG-printed nylon and velour. A new yellow Gucci logo also makes its appearance, inspired by the original sign of Dan’s Harlem store. In addition to a large selection of accessories, thick gold chains and medallions with lion heads and the faces of bearded Greek gods

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Head of State Men’s Spring 2019

For his first runway show, Nigerian-born designer Taofeek Abijako, took inspiration from Afrofuturism and paraded a lineup with a distinct Seventies feel. 
Cue an array of high-waisted cropped and flared pants, fitted sweatshirts and message T-shirts.
The standouts were the flared pants, worn with matching boots, which gave it a New York Seventies vibe. 
Head of State is now part of Groupe, a distribution umbrella formed by James and Gwendolyn Jurney of Seize sur Vingt, which manages and nurtures independent designers and brands. Abijako was the first brand chosen, allowing him to focus strictly on creating the collection while Groupe provides the funding for samples and production.     

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Spyder’s Move to Water Sports

FROM LAND TO SEA: Activewear brand Spyder, whose roots date back to 1978 as a skiwear brand, is moving to water sports with a swimwear collection. The line for men, women and kids were introduced to buyers this week at Miami Swim Week, and is slated to be available in spring 2019 in key sports specialty stores and department stores. The line features performance fabrications that allow the styles to dry faster than other options in the market, according to Authentic Brands Group, which acquired the brand in August 2013.
The men’s line had a soft launch this summer at select specialty doors. It includes key pieces for outdoor activities such as paddle boarding, surfing and wakeboarding. The line includes short-sleeve rash guards, and colorblocked swim trunks. Because the short is constructed from hydrophobic stretch fabrics, they also can be worn as a boardshort.
Since its founding, Spyder has branched out from just skiwear to include performance designs for sports ranging from cycling to baseball. The move to water sports is a natural extension for the brand. And last month, the brand presented a lifestyle collection for the first time during Milan Men’s Fashion Week. The lifestyle collection is called “Off-Shore,” as it

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Pregnant Jinger Duggar Says Her Baby Girl Will Arrive ‘Any Day Now’

Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo is counting down the days until she can hold her baby girl in her arms!

The pregnant Counting On star, who is due this month, shared a sweet new baby bump photo to Instagram on Monday.

“Any day now we will be holding our little girl in our arms! 💕” she captioned a smiling shot of herself and husband Jeremy Vuolo embracing while standing side-by-side.

In the sweet snap, Jinger’s button-embellished, short-sleeved baby blue dress hugs her bump, which she cradles with her right arm, while soon-to-be dad Jeremy sports a dark suit and tie.

Jinger, 24, and Jeremy, 30, announced in January that they are expecting and revealed in April that they will be having a little girl.

“We are so happy to announce that we are having a little baby girl!” they told PEOPLE. “We could not be more excited and are eagerly anticipating meeting our little lady this summer. We especially love thinking forward and realizing that she will have excellent role models in both of her grandmothers, who cannot wait to shower her with love.”

Last week, Jinger shared a photo of her nearly 39-week baby bump to Instagram and couldn’t contain her excitement about her upcoming due date.

“Almost there! 👶🏼 Vuolo #38weeks4days,” she wrote. “ and I can’t wait to meet our baby girl! 💕.”

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CDLP Collaborates With Tom of Finland Foundation

CDLP is embarking on its second collaboration.
The Stockholm-based men’s underwear brand, which was founded in 2016 by Christian Larson and Andreas Palm, is working with the Tom of Finland Foundation on a capsule collection of underwear inspired by Touko Laaksonen, the artist, whose pseudonym is Tom of Finland, who created some of the most memorable imagery of gay contemporary culture. CDLP previously worked with Swedish film director Jonas Åkerlund.
“On our side there was a strong respect for Tom of Finland and the Foundation from way before we even started CDLP. The honesty in Tom’s work has a deep story to be connected to,” said Palm, the chief executive officer at CDLP. “A story of pure talent, but also the impact that Tom’s work has had on gay culture, equality, and freedom in general. That’s something that’s important to CDLP. Tom impacted a shift during his generation and is moving the needle still to this day.”
Palm said they designed underwear based on pieces that Laaksonen designed in his work that were never produced. They’ve produced the underwear, which will retail from $ 60 to $ 85, with lyocell, a biodegradable fiber. The collection, which will be out in late September, will be packaged

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Melania Trump Wears Yellow Gucci Coat in Helsinki

THE FINNISH LINE: After a weekend in Scotland at the Trump Turnberry resort the Trumps were center stage in Helskini, Finland for the President’s closed-door summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Due back in the Beltway tonight, the first couple started their trip in Brussels for NATO-related business and events, then spent a tumultuous few days in the U.K. More meetings, new conferences and a ceremonial black-tie dinner at Blenheim Palace hosted by Prime Minister Theresa May were in order before a just-under-an-hour tea with Queen Elizabeth II.
Protesters have been a constant in each of the four country stops. A few thousand supporters of Helsinki Calling converged on the city center to urge Trump and Putin to respect human rights, promote peace and take action against climate change, according to Helsingin Sanomat. (Putin was shoulder-to-shoulder with another world leader under highly different circumstances Sunday — joining France President Emanuele Macron on the field after France defeated Croatia in the World Cup.)
For today’s photo-op in Helsinki with her husband and Putin at Helsinki’s Presidential Palace, the First Lady wore a pin-tucked, belted Gucci coat with a butterfly motif. Executives at Gucci declined to comment Monday about her choice or how the publicity has

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Bode Men’s Spring 2019

Aaron Aujla, owner of Green River Project, a furniture and interiors firm, was Emily Bode’s primary reference point this season. She met Aujla in New York and they’ve previously worked together on other projects. (He’s created all of the furniture for Bode’s presentations.)
For her collection, Bode drew from Aujla’s lineage. His family is from India, but he grew up in British Columbia. Bode has always outsourced her embroidery and embellishment work in India, but this season she worked with more Indian textiles that had historical significance. She made suits from Khadi towels, an Indian fabric and developed another suit from India’s government subsidized mill prints.
Bode said the Khadi fabric has a connection to Mahatma Gandhi’s self-reliance movement, which urged Indians to bring weaving back into the home as opposed to buying these goods from other countries.
Highlights included a white fringed button-up shirt made of chenille, a pair of floral print high-waisted pants constructed from curtain fabric, and a bright yellow matching set printed with a village motif that consisted of a crepe de chine shirt and duchesse-satin pants.
The furniture was influenced by Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s 1966 “Nayak,” which was filmed on a train, and each of the pieces were

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Sarah Paulson Features in Prada’s Short Movie

NEON DREAM: Hollywood actress Sarah Paulson features in a cameo role in Prada’s latest short movie flanking the brand’s women’s wear fall advertising campaign.
Directed by Willy Vanderperre, Paulson appears with model Amanda Murphy, who is the sole protagonist of the campaign images released earlier this month.
Similarly to the color images, in which Murphy is portrayed sporting the collection’s key, neon pieces immersed in neon signs representing Las Vegas’ nightlife, the short movie follows both women moving through the city’s glowing nocturnal landscape and its famous Sunset Strip.
Although filmed on location, the city appears as a reimagined reality, full of archetypes as red velvet drapes, glittering lights, glowing billboards and convertibles.
Reflecting the main theme that inspired the collection, Murphy stands out in this environment with her strong attitude, embodying a mysterious heroine in the dark night, in control and unafraid. On the other hand, Paulson plays multiple incarnations of one character, including that of Marilyn Monroe, a valet boy and a bartender.

Sarah Paulson in Prada’s “Neon Dream” short movie. 
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Paulson in these guises marks the different scenes and references the brand’s fascination in investigating the shifting of personal identity through fashion.
“Wearing Prada has always been an easy way to connect to myself…all

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LeSean McCoy’s Ex-Girlfriend Is No Longer Certain He Was Involved in Attack: Report

LeSean McCoy’s estranged girlfriend appears be backing away from previous statements implicating the NFL player in a robbery and assault that left her badly beaten and hospitalized.

In the 911 recording, obtained by PEOPLE, Delicia Cordon insists to the operator that McCoy — a 30-year-old running back for the Buffalo Bills who has reportedly tried to evict her from his home following their breakup last year — had “something to do” with the attack on early Tuesday morning.

“He took a diamond bracelet off my wrist,” Cordon says in the 911 call of the unidentified assailant. “He just kept asking for jewelry. I think it has something to do with my ex-boyfriend.”

However, Cordon’s Tanya Mitchell Graham told CBS News that Cordon is no longer certain about McCoy’s participation in the attack.

In a clarification of the statement to ESPN’s Mike Rodak, Graham insisted there had been “no backtracking” in Cordon’s account.

“Graham says her client ‘suspects’ McCoy had ‘something to do with it’ but Cordon is not directly blaming McCoy without more evidence,” said Rodak via tweet.

Graham also told CBS News that the jewelry was a birthday present from McCoy.

During the 911 call, the distraught Cordon expresses fear that her former boyfriend was watching her through the home’s security system.

“Ma’am I have cameras all outside my house,” she frantically says. “My boyfriend, who I feel like did this, who set me up, is going to see us on the cameras outside.”

Cordon also told the dispatcher her son was missing and she did not know if he had been taken or fled the attack.

When asked by the dispatcher if she was in need of medical attention, Cordon horrifyingly replies, “My face is demolished right now.”

The attacker pistol-whipped Cordon — a designer and popular Instagram model — multiple times during the incident while trying to retrieve jewelry, Milton Police confirmed to PEOPLE.

An image of a bleeding Cordon lying in a hospital bed, posted to Instagram by Cordon’s friend Mia Michelle Boykin went viral on social media on Tuesday morning, just hours after the robbery.

Following news of the attack, McCoy quickly denied the allegations that he had anything to do with the robbery in a post on social media. He then hired the firm of high-profile Atlanta attorney Don Samuel to represent him as the police investigate the incident.

In his statement on Tuesday, McCoy said he had not spoken to Cordon in months, despite her living in the house he owned.

“For the record, the totally baseless and offensive claims made against me are completely false,” McCoy wrote on Instagram. “Furthermore, I have not had any direct contact with any of the people involved in months.”

In a statement to Yahoo Sports, the Milton Police Department said they believe the home was “specifically targeted by the suspect or suspects, and not a random incident.”

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As Cordon mentioned during the 911 call, her attorney told PEOPLE that the estranged couple has long been at odds with each other concerning jewelry since their relationship ended.

In multiple police reports obtained by PEOPLE, Milton Police detailed three domestic dispute calls they received to the home over the last year, including an incident where McCoy mentioned jewelry that he claims was loaned to him and Cordon had not yet returned. He also told officers he feared his ex would make fake allegations against him, the report states.

In a July 2017 incident, and in two other domestic disputes on April 11 and June 1 this year, police said they found no evidence of violence or that the former couple’s arguments had become physical.

The two were due to attend a court hearing on Tuesday, but it was postponed to Aug. 14 at the request of Cordon’s attorney.

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Chrissy Teigen, John Legend Cheer Brooklyn Decker at Finery’s L.A. Launch

“We realized that women were spending more on their clothing than their education, and yet there is so much that is hanging in their closets that they don’t use,” said Whitney Casey by way of explaining why she and Brooklyn Decker decided to create Finery, the virtual wardrobe and styling app they launched in March 2017.
Just over a year later, the former CNN journalist and the model-actress celebrated with a launch party at the Microsoft Lounge in Culver City, Calif. While the company is based in New York, where both divide their time with Austin, Tex., Decker has a host of friends in Los Angeles, such as Chrissy Teigen, John Legend and Jen Atkin, all of whom came to cheer her on, as did New Yorker Emmy Rossum (both she and Decker are filming television shows in L.A. this summer).

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Casey shared the stat that women only wear 20 percent of what’s in their wardrobes because “you really can only inventory that much in your busy life. How are you also supposed to remember everything that you own? You have your three go-to outfits and that propagates not wearing the rest of

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Ricardo Seco Men’s Spring 2019

The 50th anniversary of the Mexico City Olympics served as the jumping off point for Ricardo Seco’s spring men’s collection.

The designer used stripes and optical illusions along with the late Sixties font and Olympics rings to pay homage to the 1968 Games. These graphics showed up in bombers, T-shirts and track pants that Seco reimagined in bright colors or vibrant black and white.

More contemporary visual elements such as cell phones and skates were used as accents inside jackets while the current immigration crisis was referenced by large DACA lettering on T-shirts and socks. Seco also went back to the beginning of the Black Power movement by using the now-famous fist symbol on tops.

The overall vibe of the collection felt upbeat despite the political references.

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24 Sèvres Teams with Louis Vuitton on Exclusive Capsule

LONDON — 24 Sèvres is continuing its commitment to offer exclusive product from LVMH-owned labels that don’t have wide e-commerce presence.
After teaming with Céline on an exclusive range, the retailer’s next project includes the release of an exclusive capsule with Louis Vuitton.
Five of the most buzzy products from the label’s fall 2018 collection have been reissued for the capsule, including a black logo dress, the popular “Vanity” structured tote bag in taupe, the “Party” aviator sunglasses in blue-tinged frames and the famous Archlight sneakers recreated in a blue, yellow and white color palette.
“As the exclusive retailer for Louis Vuitton, 24 Sèvres has been a partner of the Maison since day one. This collaboration was a natural next step,” said a company representative, pointing to the retailer’s commitment to offering unique pieces that can’t be found anywhere else.
“This has informed the regular capsules and collaborations released since the launch in June 2017. Exclusive product is at the center of our product strategy.”
The retailer added that more capsules are in the works and it’s looking to engage a mix of luxury and contemporary labels that reflect the “mix and match Parisian lifestyle” and the way its brick-and-mortar counterpart, Le Bon Marché is

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Prince Louis Official Christening Portraits Are Here: See All 4 Stunning Photos!

Prince Louis’ official christening portraits dropped Sunday — and they are a royal dream.

The four stunning photos share a few fun similarities (and surprising differences!) with big brother Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s christenings photos.

Proud parents Prince William and Kate Middleton chose Matt Holyoak, one of the world’s leading portrait photographers, to take the photos, which were taken in the Morning Room at Clarence House (grandpa Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall‘s official London residence), following the little prince’s baptism in the Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace.

The first photo features Will, Kate and their three children along with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Kate’s family, including Carole and Michael Middleton, James Middleton, Pippa Middleton and her husband, James Matthews.

The second photo includes just the royal family members, while the third photo showcases the new family of five. Kate and her baby boy, Louis, take center stage in the fourth photo.

The family is surrounded by history in Clarence House’s Morning Room. The sofa they are seated around is part of a suite of gilt-wood seat furniture by Thomas Chippendale, which dates from about 1773. It is thought to have been commissioned by George III’s brother, the Duke of Gloucester.

To the right is an oil on canvas portrait of Queen Elizabeth, by Michael Noakes, 1972-1973. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were unable to attend the christening due to the monarch’s busy schedule last week and the week prior.

“I was truly honored at being asked to take the official photographs at the christening of Prince Louis, and to witness at first hand such a happy event,” Holyoak said in a statement. “Everyone was so relaxed and in such good spirits, it was an absolute pleasure. I only hope I have captured some of that joy in my photographs.”

Holyoak has worked with the royal family before and was behind the gorgeous portraits taken of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip to mark their 70th wedding anniversary last year.

George’s portraits were taken by celebrity photographer Jason Bell in the Morning Room at Clarence House as well, immediately following the ceremony at St. James’s Palace in 2013. One of the historic portraits features Queen Elizabeth sitting with her three heirs: Charles, William and George.

Charlotte’s 2015 christening portraits were taken by famed photographer Mario Testino, a favorite of William’s late mother, Princess Diana. Testino snapped the impeccably candid images during the family’s intimate post-christening gathering at Sandringham House, Queen Elizabeth’s Norfolk country home.

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Royal family members, including the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla – along with Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, and her siblings Pippa and James – assembled at Sandringham for afternoon tea following the church service.

Testino also snapped a portrait of Charlotte along with the four generations of British heirs – the Queen, Charles, William and George, who were first photographed together on George’s 2013 christening day – and the Middleton family joined in as well.

The royal family gathered together on Monday to celebrate Louis’ christening at the Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace in London.

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Saks Backs New York Times, Sacai ‘Truth’ Capsule With Window

The New York Times is getting bit more fashionable.
With a small collaboration with Sacai, which created for fall a T-shirt and hoodie featuring the paper’s “Truth” campaign that rolled out last year after the President Trump-led advent of public figures labeling any unfriendly news story “fake news,” the Times’ mission is getting its own window display at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Although the small collection gives Saks the opportunity to participate in the trendy “drop” concept by releasing a capsule along with the window reveal, Yumi Shin, general merchandising manager of Saks, said there was a little more to wanting the collaboration.
“We felt Saks is an iconic New York department store and The New York Times is an iconic New York publisher and we wanted to get behind the capsule,” Shin said. “We feel that Sacai is such a creative brand and is super authentic in its approach and the message is very relevant today, so we wanted to support it.”
Steve Mayne, executive director of commerce at the Times, said the paper was “thrilled” to work with Sacai, which includes a licensing agreement, not least because it “was an excellent opportunity to amplify the message” of the Truth campaign.
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Reconstruct Collective Men’s Spring 2019

Reconstruct Collective, consisting of five female designers, began out of necessity. After learning that the Willem de Kooning Academy wasn’t able to put on a fashion show for its graduating class, students banded together to organize their own show. And in order to raise money for the show, they needed to form a business with the chamber of commerce. Because they worked so well together, Laura Aanen, Alyssa Groeneveld, Kim Kivits, Michelle Lievaart and Sanne Verkleij decided to start a collective shortly after graduating. Now three collections in, the Amsterdam-based company opted to show in New York, which Groeneveld said made sense for the brand, which caters to the youth.
For spring the unisex line was based on a fictional place called Planet Re-4 and the fictional characters that live there. The lineup, which Groeneveld said falls between streetwear and couture, was made up of reconstructions of sporty pieces. They presented cropped bubble vests and matching miniskirts, wide-leg nylon pants decorated with multiple drawstrings or reflective material, cropped tank tops with the Re-4 logo and jackets made from strips of fabric. The waistbands displayed a graphic Reconstruct logo. They also reconfigured Converse tracksuits and pieces from The New Originals, an Amsterdam-based

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Isko Names ‘I-Skool’ Awards Winners

MILAN — Leading Turkish denim mill Isko celebrated the winners of the fifth edition of its Isko I-Skool fashion competition this week in Milan, at Base venue, a former locomotive plant, with a fashion show, ceremony and party.
The competition — which saw 216 applications submitted by fashion students hailing from countries including the U.S., China, Italy and South Korea, among others — was dedicated to upcoming fashion designers and marketing students. The 20 finalists’ works were evaluated by the judging panel presided over by siblings Sarah and Carol Piron, founders of Belgium-based brand Filles a Papa.
The denim design contest challenged the talents to develop a manifesto and a collection around the “Undocumented” theme, focusing on an innovative and responsible take on denim, while keeping the marketability of the piece in mind. “This is an opportunity for us to share our knowledge and our vision with the younger generation… ‘Undocumented’ to us means crossing the borders, pushing the limits,” said Isko’s brand director Fabio Di Liberto.
The recipient of the Undocumented Award for the best denim design was Jaeha Im from Seoul-based ESMOD fashion school. The designer showcased a men’s wear outfit, which referenced the traditional way of dressing of his native

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Margherita Missoni Amos Collaborates With Mott50 for Sun-Protective Swimwear

IN THE SWIM: Margherita Missoni Amos has teamed with the sun protective apparel brand Mott50 for women’s and children’s swimwear.
The resort capsule collection will launch in October with an assortment of bold-colored options. In tandem with Mott50’s chief executive officer and founder Anne Reilly, Missoni has dreamed up performance swimwear with retro elements such as zippered necklines, flounced skirts, polo collars and color-blocking.
Reached in Europe on a family vacation, Missoni said one challenge of designing this sun-shielding collection was the need for ample coverage on the arms and neckline. “Performance-oriented sun-protected swimwear is normally very sports-driven from a style perspective. It’s very sporty and contemporary. What I tried to do was to make it more retro,” she said. “Back in the day they used to cover themselves up more so I picked up some of the aspects of that and mixed them with contemporary fabrics and techniques,” adding that the references span from the Forties through the Seventies.
While the average T-shirt provides 5 UPF, Mott50 apparel claims to have 50+ UPF to fend off UVA and UVB without harmful toxins that are used in certain sun lotions. The company aims to curtail the estimated 50 million people who are treated

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Public School Men’s Spring 2019

Call it Public School part two.
On the final night of New York Fashion Week: Men’s, the streetwear-skewed brand held a party and presentation at a space on Howard Street in Chinatown with its theme kept under wraps until the doors opened.
“This is our space,” said Dao-Yi Chow, who designs the label with Maxwell Osborne. “This will be our first retail store and this is a soft launch of the space.”
Throughout the location were mannequins dressed in the new collection — although Chow said the description “needs an asterisk by ‘new.’ Everything is recycled, upcycled or dead stock,” he said, and is intended to represent our new philosophy.”
While the philosophy may be new, the lineup revisited the duo’s greatest hits.
They revisited collaborations with like-minded brands including Eileen Fisher, whose dead-stock silks became striped pajama-inspired ensembles; Levi’s, whose vintage denim was reworked into cropped trucker jackets, and Alpha Industries military fabrics made into sleek outerwear.
“It’s very much the foundation and our past and then looking into the future,” Osborne added.
The collection reflected that with a clear example being a supersharp black suit with built-in cargo pockets and statement zippers. A short-sleeve jumpsuit — also part of their DNA — was so elegant

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Tamara Mellon Walks the Walk at Allen & Co. Confab

As the architect of footwear and handbag brand Jimmy Choo, Tamara Mellon was called many things: ambitious, driven and demanding. Nothing wrong with that — if you’re a man. Since launching her namesake brand 18 months ago, Mellon’s agenda has been centered on empowering women — and selling lots of shoes, naturally.
Every month, she launches a new marketing campaign designed to inspire women to harness their inner power at work and in life. Earlier this year, Mellon used the campaign to highlight the  gender wage gap. Now, the subject is gold diggers, with a Next Gen spin on the pejorative term themed, “Dig Your Own Gold.”
Mellon unveiled last week a pop-up shop for her brand “alongside” Allen & Co.’s annual retreat for media and tech moguls in Sun Valley, Idaho, ending Tuesday, and often referred to as billionaire’s camp, noting that selling products on the actual grounds is prohibited, as if the billionaires would be offended by vendors hawking wares, finding it gauche.
What place could be better to float the idea of the modern gold digger than Sun Valley, especially, considering the theory that it takes one to know one. ”We wanted to spin the term  [gold digger] on its head and give

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Whitney Port Sings Along to The Hills Theme Song — Without Missing a Word!

Whitney Port can still feel the rain on her skin!

Even though it’s been eight years since the series finale of The Hills, Port, 33, still knows all the words to the reality show’s theme song.

On Friday, while taking a drive with her 11-month-old son, Sonny SanfordThe Hills alum shared a video on her Instagram Story of herself singing along while Natasha Bedingfield’s 2004 song “Unwritten” played in the background.

After belting out the chorus behind the wheel, she addressed her son, who was not visible in the video.

“Sonny, this is mama’s song,” she cheerfully told her son.

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Before the pair set out for their trip, Port revealed on Instagram that she was taking her son on a shopping excursion at Saks Fifth Avenue.

“Taking Sonny to @sakson Day 3 of #whitiwore. Wake up, Sonny!!” she wrote on Instagram alongside an image of her outfit of the day: a snakeskin-print dress, which she paired with black shoes and a matching black belt.

Earlier this year, Port opened up to PEOPLE about how she and husband Tim Rosenman are adjusting to life as parents — including one of her biggest (and wettest) parenting fails.

“I would say that last parenting ‘fail’ I had was when I didn’t get the diaper on fast enough and he peed in my face,” said Port.

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Port also shared that while she was playing peekaboo with her son, he made her “laugh so hard I cried.”

“He was so scared and had such an insane reaction — scared in a funny way. He jumped and then ,” she explained. “Peekaboo right now is the craziest thing.”

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Melania Trump Bowls in Victoria Beckham Amid Protests

SECOND DATE: Two rallies, an inflatable baby balloon and an unsolicited barrage started off President Donald Trump’s second-day U.K. tour in London.
The President’s visit sparked two protests in London: a Stop Trump Rally at Trafalgar Square and the Women’s March at Parliament Square, both taking place through Friday evening. The baby balloon — a 20-foot inflatable blimp of the U.S. President in a diaper — was commissioned by London mayor Sadiq Khan and has become the unofficial mascot of the rallies. It took flight early Friday afternoon and is set to fly across London, leading the demonstrations.
As for the barrage, it preceded Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May’s meeting at May’s country retreat at Chequers and included comments from Trump that May’s Brexit plan would “kill any trade deal with the U.S.” Trump made those comments in an interview with British tabloid The Sun and has since dismissed them as “fake news.” The two will discuss “substantive bilateral talks on a range of foreign policy issues,” as reported by Downing Street.

Trump Baby Blimp takes flight, Parliament Square, London. 
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Earlier in the day, the President arrived at Sandhurst, joined by May, where they observed a counterterrorism exercise. In the meantime, their spouses, Melania Trump and Philip May, visited the Royal Chelsea Hospital.
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Todd Snyder Men’s Spring 2019

Todd Snyder closed New York Fashion Week: Men’s on a high note, sending out a feel-good collection full of bright colors and a youthful attitude that he titled “The American Tourist.”
“I played a lot with a mix of sartorial and campy references,” he said backstage before the show, where truffle popcorn and beer was served.
The opening look set the tone for the collection: a yellow T-shirt with a photo of a Waffle House that was taken by folk rocker Gerry Beckley of the group America. A series, all shot by the musician, are to make their debut for spring.
Snyder, the king of collaborations, unveiled other partnerships at the show including a line of terry-cloth bucket hats with Kangol, high-top tie-dye sneakers with Novesta, and perhaps the most striking, archival Hawaiian prints from Reyn Spooner that he used most successfully on an updated suit. “It’s the modern leisure suit,” he said.
His longtime partnership with Champion was also on display in bomber jackets, paneled sweatshirts and underwear. It even appeared as a side stripe on a plaid patterned suit.
Another play on the Americana theme came with the introduction of a new logo — “Snyder’s” in retro block letters — that he used

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Traceable Supply Chain Is Key for Italian Textile Companies

MILAN — Raising the bar on sustainability should be the main goal of the Italian textile business is what emerged from the press conference opening the 27th edition of Milano Unica, which closed here on Thursday. In line with the same edition last year, about 6,000 fashion companies attended the fair, which registered an increase of international buyers, especially from Holland, the U.S., Japan, China, France and Germany.
“Sustainability has been treated as a marketing tool, but it’s time to put the focus on what the Italian companies have done so far and it’s time to put the accent on the sustainable approach of the whole supply chain,” said Andrea Crespi, president of the Italian fashion chamber’s sustainability committee.
The Italian textile compartment’s leadership in terms of sustainability is a fact, according to Sistema Moda Italia president Marino Vago, who revealed that “an executive from a French major luxury brand admitted that our textile companies have a five-year competitive advantage on our competitors.”
The main issue is to guarantee the traceability of the raw materials, according to Milano Unica president Ercole Botto Poala. “Technology and the digitalization can be instrumental in the development of this process,” he said, adding that despite the new

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Gigi Hadid ‘Couldn’t Be More Proud’ of Taylor Swift as Model Dances at Pal’s Concert

Gigi Hadid, a longtime member of Taylor Swift‘s squad, got loose at the singer’s Reputation Stadium Tour concert on Friday.

The 23-year-old supermodel was spotted dancing up a storm at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia during Swift’s infectious anthem “Don’t Blame Me.”

Video of the get-down was captured by fans, who shared it on Twitter.

Hadid also shared her own video of some dancing at the concert on her Instagram Stories, this time of a little girl shaking it off to Swift’s hit “Shake It Off.”

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She attended the concert with friends Martha Hunt, Ashley Avignone, Kennedy Rayé Black and Este Haim.

“We could not be more proud,” Hadid wrote on Instagram Stories, labeling a backstage photo of the crew.

“If I could find the words, I would explain how happy it makes me to watch you perform @taylorwift,” she wrote on another picture. “I’m so proud to experience this celebration of clarity and strength with you. WHAT A SHOW. You did it again. Love you to the moon.”

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Hadid, who is dating Zayn Malik, wasn’t the only one celebrating love at Swift’s concert.

During a meet-and-greet backstage in Swift’s Rep Room, she watched two Swifties get engaged right in front of her eyes.

“They walk into the meet and greet and he says ‘We met 5 years ago at the Red Tour’ and then… #thirdwheel,” the singer, 28, captioned a series of photos that documented the surprise moment.

After pulling off the most epic surprise, the groom-to-be tweeted, “ called me a baller and said that she is never surprised. She also said we were incredible and to go get married!!!! IS THIS REAL LIFE?!?!

Turns out, he had been planning the proposal since June 3 — a total of 41 days!

“We were just two swifties that decided to attend a concert together in 2013,” the groom-to-be revealed on Twitter. “We fell in love with each other and almost five years later, I’m going to ask her to marry me where it all started. She is my BEST FRIEND and the love of my life.”

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New York’s Best

In a week full of often-forgettable fashion, there were some good moments. Here are the top five shows of the week.
1. Todd Snyder

Backstage at Todd Snyder Men’s Spring 2019 
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2. Bode

Bode Men’s Spring 2019 
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3. Willy Chavarria

Backstage at Willy Chavarria Men’s Spring 2019 
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4. Dyne

Dyne Men’s Spring 2019 
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5. Jahnkoy

Jahnkoy Men’s Spring 2019 
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Zoë Kravitz to Front YSL’s Black Opium Fragrance

NEW FACE: Zoë Kravitz has been named the new international face and spokesperson of Black Opium, the women’s fragrance from YSL Beauté.
The 29-year-old actress and musician, who has already served as the global ambassador of YSL makeup, counts 3.6 million Instagram followers. Her first role for Black Opium will be to appear in a new campaign for the scent set to break on Aug. 18. The film component was shot by Jonas Lindstroem, while print images were lensed by Tyrone LeBon.
In a statement Kravitz called Black Opium “bold,” “iconic” and a “modern legend.”
According to YSL: “A much-followed style icon, just like Black Opium, she conveys an independent glamour and modernity, which reflects her authentic, confident and artistic personality.”
Other upcoming projects for Kravitz, the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, include the Nov. 16 release of the movie “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” Her breakout performance was in the HBO series “Big Little Lies.”
Edie Campbell was the former face of Black Opium. YSL Beauté is owned by L’Oréal.

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Borgo de Nor Resort 2019

Borgo de Nor has quickly built a name and a dedicated following around its feminine dresses, with their long, flouncy silhouettes, bold colors and intriguing, surrealist prints.
For its latest resort offering the brand has taken a new direction, sprinkling some equally desirable separates to its offer and reworking some of its dresses for the colder months of the year.
Designers Carmen Borgonovo and Joana de Noronha said the aim was to offer more entry-level price points to their customer, as well as a new, see-now-buy-now element, coinciding with the collection’s retail drops in the winter months.
Signature maxi, ruffled silhouettes were reworked with higher necks and longer sleeves, while the prints – which remained bold and vibrant – were set against a darker color palette of deep reds, emerald greens and blues, evoking a new, autumnal mood.
The design duo continued to explore surrealist art to inspire its prints, producing floral patterns with a more lively spirit and a darker edge.
Among the highlights was an “orchid-leopard print” inspired by a self portrait of surrealist painter, dancer and photographer, Rosa Rolanda, who is pictured with an animal-print orchid on her head.
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Audrey Gelman, Marilyn Minter, Mike Eckhaus Support Swing Left Fund-raiser

Grassroots organization Swing Left is rallying Democratic voters to head to the polls in time for the midterm elections — with a party.
The national group is holding a fund-raising dinner and soirée on Tuesday in efforts to put blue politicians in the House of Representatives and move the House majority away from the GOP.
The event will take place at Hook Studio in Brooklyn. Hosts of the party include The Wing’s Audrey Gelman, designer Mike Eckhaus of Eckhaus Latta and photographer Steven Klein, among others. Oliver Hicks, founder of production agency North Six Group, will also host. The artist Marilyn Minter will be on hand to sell and sign T-shirts bearing the message “Resist.” DJ collective The Misshapes is slated to supply the tunes during the after party, which runs from 9 to 11 p.m.
During the family-style dinner, guests will engage in a discussion helmed by activist DeRay Mckesson, who is involved in the Black Lives Matter movement and was active during the Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore protests. He also is a cofounder of Campaign Zero, which aims to end police brutality. You might recognize him by his signature blue Patagonia down vest, spotted at many an industry party.
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The Cons and Pros of Shrunken NYFW: Men’s

Good riddance July. Now American men’s designers can only hope things get better next June.
Todd Snyder wrapped up the spring 2019 edition of New York Fashion Week: Men’s on Wednesday night with an upbeat show that embraced America — and proved to be one of the handful of shows that could legitimately compete with those in London, Florence, Milan or Paris. Otherwise, the three-day affair continued to be devoid of most of American fashion’s major names and was a haphazard mix of shows and presentations that often lacked energy, generated little buzz and continued to raise questions over where New York fits into the men’s calendar.
But the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the organizer, is hoping to resuscitate things next summer when it moves the show dates to align with women’s resort in early June — before the London men’s shows start.
Holding the men’s and women’s shows at the same time worked well for the men’s brands in February when the CFDA staged a successful 10-day dual-gender fashion week, with the men’s-only or men’s-heavy brands kicking off the week. That’s the plan for this coming February as well.
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Christian Siriano on Emmys, Inclusivity and New York Fashion Week

Christian Siriano made a summer stop in Los Angeles this week, just in time for Thursday’s Emmy nominations announcement. That night, he hosted a dinner at Chateau Marmont with 11 Honoré, the size-inclusive luxury e-commerce site cofounded by Patrick Herning and Kathryn Retzer. Said Herning, “Christian was one of the first designers we launched with and he’s still one of our best-selling designers a year later. He’s really on board with changing the game.” The designer’s inclusive approach to retail and celebrity dressing has heightened his profile, but he remains as down-to-earth and energetic as ever. “I’m always up sending e-mails in the middle of the night, because otherwise, what are you going to do? We’re there for our customers.”
WWD: When was the last time you were in L.A.?
Christian Siriano: I came for my book launch last November and for a few quick Oscar fittings in January. We dressed almost 17 people and I barely was here. I don’t know how we did that; it was crazy.
WWD: With Emmy nominations on Thursday, has your phone and e-mail already been blowing up?
C.S.: We already got a couple of e-mails, which I love. Judith Light and I were texting and Leslie Jones

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Romeo Hunte Men’s Spring 2019

Romeo Hunte didn’t make any friends in his men’s runway debut in New York. His choice of a site away from the other venues and the complete chaos in the lobby of the Dream Downtown Hotel with hundreds of people attempting to access elevators to get to the rooftop site was bad enough. The fact that his team couldn’t get its act together to start his show until nearly an hour after it was planned had everyone eyeing the exits before the first look came out.
Once the show finally started, it was clear that Hunte had an underwater sports adventure as his overriding theme. He used neoprene from diving wetsuits that he reimagined as performance vests in bright colors and cropped jackets with exaggerated necklines.

Camo prints in cargo pants and bombers and the use of safety orange enhanced the streetwear flair. But while the line showed some promise, there were several missteps, including poorly executed tailoring and some unfortunate sequined embellished sweatshirts. But apart from that, the collection was youthful and carefree.

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Young Duchesses Don Jenny Packham, Ralph Lauren at Wimbledon

GAME, SET, MATCH: The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex attended Wimbledon together for the first time on Saturday afternoon to watch the women’s singles final.
Cheers greeted the Duchesses as they took their place in the royal box to watch Serena Williams, finalist and a close friend of Meghan Markle, play Angelique Kerber. Kerber eventually won in two sets and took home the title.
Markle traded in her bateau-neck dresses for a more casual look. She wore wide-leg cream trousers with a blue and white striped shirt by Ralph Lauren. The American label is the official outfitter of the event, supplying a range of uniforms for Wimbledon.
Middleton wore a polka dot cream dress with ruched details by Jenny Packham, a go-to label of the royal, and nude suede heels.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Duchess of Sussex in the Royal Box at Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Day 12 
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Ahead of the finals, the two met with other players, ball girls and ball boys. The Duchess of Sussex was pictured shaking hands with junior players Whitney Osuigwe and Caty McNally from the U.S.
Williams spoke about her friendship with Markle in a post-match press conference.
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Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Hop on a Plane as They Show Off Matching Watches: ‘Me and Bae’

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are flying in style!

The newly engaged couple were spotted preparing to leave the Big Apple behind on Friday, just days after returning to New York City following their romantic trip to the Bahamas, where the 24-year-old singer asked Baldwin, 21, to marry him.

While leaving Baldwin’s apartment in Brooklyn together, the pair were spotted with a large red suitcase.

The model and Drop the Mic host wore a chic and comfortable outfit, pairing some shiny blue track pants with a matching spaghetti strap crop top.

Bieber also sported a casual ensemble, opting for a green polo short with a pair of shorts. In the ultimate nod to comfort, he accessorized his look with a pair of white hotel slippers.

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Baldwin went on to document their latest getaway as she shared her first Instagram photo with Bieber since their engagement.

In the image, the two lovebirds hide their faces while boarding a private plane together to an unknown destination.

“Mans,” she fittingly captioned the snap, which she has disabled social media users from commenting on.

Bieber also showed off the newest addition to the pair’s accessory collection on his Instagram Story: matching his and her watches!

“Me and bae,” he wrote alongside the luxurious photo.

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Although the pair haven’t even been engaged for a week yet, they’re already working on planning their nuptials.

“As of now, they want a small ceremony with their families,” a source close to Bieber previously told PEOPLE. “They are not planning a huge, celebrity wedding. They are getting married for love and don’t want a flashy wedding.”

While spending time together in New York City this week, Baldwin showed off her massive oval-cut ring (which Bieber picked out because he could “see Hailey’s face in it”) — and the pair also traveled update to visit with Baldwin’s father, actor Stephen Baldwin.

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Bieber confirmed their engagement on Monday in a heartfelt post on Instagram, writing: “Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY.”

Shortly after, Baldwin tweeted: “Not sure what I did in life to deserve such happiness but I am so utterly grateful to God for giving me such an incredible person to share my life with! No words could ever express my gratitude.”

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A source previously told PEOPLE how “Justin picked out the ring before they flew to the Bahamas. “He took Hailey on a special trip to propose. She didn’t know,” the source explained.

Although some fans were initially skeptical about Bieber’s relationship and quick engagement to Baldwin, as they reconciled just months after the pop star called it quits again with on-off flame Selena Gomez, an insider previously told PEOPLE their romance is the real deal.

“This is not a joke to him. He proposed because he truly feels Hailey is the love of his life,” the insider said. “He had a rough time last year, but he worked very hard to change and find more meaning in his life. Hailey couldn’t make him happier.”

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Ted Baker to Introduce Men’s Underwear, Lounge, Sleep

Ted Baker is entering the innerwear category.
The apparel company, which is based in London, has signed a five-year licensing agreement with Delta Galil to develop, produce and distribute men’s innerwear.
“I am delighted to collaborate with Delta Galil as Ted’s exclusive underwear and loungewear partner,” said Ricky Green, global wholesale director at Ted Baker. “We’re excited to introduce the collection to all markets and work together closely to develop the products.”
The collection will span men’s underwear, loungewear and thermal base layers and pajama sets and will launch in spring 2019.
“Ted Baker is well-known for its high-quality fabrics and distinctive designs, and we are very excited to partner with the brand and expand it into new categories,” said Isaac Dabah, chief executive officer of Delta Galil. “This partnership represents a significant opportunity for Delta Galil to grow its global portfolio of premium brands, as Ted Baker’s elevated apparel resonates with men across the world.”
Ted Baker currently operates 21 other licensing agreements that include fragrance, homewares and tailoring.

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Khalid, Noah Cyrus Join Abercrombie’s Hollister on Antibullying Efforts

Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s Hollister brand is gearing up for back-to-school with a partnership with singer-songwriters Khalid and Noah Cyrus, who will help raise awareness of the issue of bullying at school.
In mid-September, the retailer will begin showcasing its support of Sit With Us, an antibullying app created by Natalie Hampton to help students find allies and lunch buddies at school. The multiplatinum recording artists will join Hollister in bringing awareness to the issue. Hollister has been supporting antibullying efforts since 2013.
Khalid said, “I am proud to collaborate with a brand that celebrates inclusivity. I’m only two years out of high school and I still clearly remember the bullying that can happen in that environment.”
Noah Cyrus said, “To be part of this Hollister campaign alongside my friend Khalid is an absolute dream.” She also said, “I’m also proud to bring further awareness to Natalie’s Sit With Us app to make school a better place for all.”
The two singer-songwriters will also be part of the brand’s yearlong #CarpeNow campaign. They will become integrated with Hollister’s marketing throughout the balance of the year, including the back-to-school campaign, “Carpe the Fit Out of Denim.”
Hollister is planning ongoing experiences for its Gen-Z customers via a

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Death to Tennis Men’s Spring 2019

Summertime was the prevailing theme for William Watson and Vincent Oshin, the duo behind Death to Tennis. The designers, who are both British, were feeling nostalgic and a bit homesick so they looked to old beachside photographs to inform their lineup, which they said is one of their most colorful collections to date.
They leaned into the old and new, utilizing a color palette consisting of royal blue, purple, yellow, olive red and navy that brought to mind Ralph Lauren and Cross Colours from the Nineties.
These colors lent new life to core items such as graphic T-shirts, hoodies and the McCarthy jacket, which Justin Bieber popularized. They showed these signatures alongside cargo pants with minimal pockets, boxy button-up shirts, cotton parkas and shirt jackets. A long, hooded, colorblocked parka that grazed the ground was a standout.
The suit or matching set was another primary component. Models wore tracksuits, relaxed cotton suits and boxy shirts styled with slightly baggy pants. It was a nice take on tailored pieces that felt hip but not too trendy.
Death to Tennis is known for its original prints and this season it presented a camo pattern, a polo motif and a paint-splattered print.
Last season, the brand put on a

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CFDA and NYCEDC Highlight Graduate Fashion Collections

The CFDA and New York City Economic Development Corp. earlier this week held the Fashion Future Graduate Showcase, a three-day showcase of design talent from some of the top fashion schools in the U.S. at Industria Studios. Collections by 53 graduates from schools including Academy of Art University, California College of the Arts, FIT, Kent State University, Parsons, Pratt, Rhode Island School of Design and SCAD were exhibited July 9 and 10, with the top four collections presented on July 11. The students selected for Wednesday’s presentation included Zhouyi Li of the Academy of Art University, Taliah Leslie of Pratt, and Britt Luttio and Peng Ye of Parsons.
All four students took the conceptual route, with Li working her garments with three-dimensional geometric shapes inspired by Richard Serra. Luttio worked with the concept of identity. “Within our persona we have multiple identities,” she said. “How I am in this space is not how I’m going to be with my lover or with my mom.” Her collection featured transformative pieces with a definitive Nineties attitude, that was influenced by things from her childhood — Victoria’s Secret and Betsey Johnson. Ye based his collection on the word 刹那, which represents the shortest accountable

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Sacha Baron Cohen (in Character!) Responds to Sarah Palin’s Claims She Was ‘Duped’ for His Show

Sacha Baron Cohen‘s on-screen alter ego is responding to Sarah Palin‘s claims she was “duped” into an interview for his new show, Who Is America?.

Cohen debuted his new character, named Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., through a mock Twitter account, releasing a lengthy statement to the former Alaska governor on Thursday.

Demanding an apology from Palin, Ruddick Jr.’s remarks come four days after Cohen released the trailer for his upcoming Showtime series, in which he goes undercover to prank various celebrities and politicians.

“Vice-President Palin, I am Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick … and it was I that interviewed you. I did NOT say I was a War Vet,” the statement began.

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“I was in the service — not military, but United Parcel, and I only fought for my country once — when I shot a Mexican who came onto my property. (Coincidentally, just like our Great President, I was sadly prevented from joining the regular army on account of bone spurs bein discovered in my testies),” the letter continued.

“I have always admired you for TELLING THE TRUTH about Obama’s birth certificate and the location of Russia. But ma’am, I do believe you have been hit by a bulls–t grenade and are now bleedin’ FAKE NEWS,” the statement said.

“You used to hunt the most dangerous animals in the country, like wolves and people on welfare. So why hunt a fine citizen journalist like myself? I DEMAND AN APOLOGY,” the letter concluded.

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In a lengthy Facebook post on Tuesday, Palin revealed she was unwittingly interviewed by Cohen, who she alleged disguised himself as a disabled U.S. veteran for the sit-down.

“Yup — we were duped. Ya’ got me, Sacha. Feel better now? I join a long list of American public personalities who have fallen victim to the evil, exploitive, sick ‘humor’ of the British ‘comedian’ Sacha Baron Cohen, enabled and sponsored by CBS/Showtime,” the former Republican vice-presidential candidate wrote.

A source told PEOPLE on Wednesday that Palin walked out of the prank interview after the disguised Cohen asked her a “horrible” question about Chelsea Clinton.

The interview, which taped in November 2017, was booked through a speaker’s bureau that was working with the former Republican vice-presidential candidate at the time. “The request was very sophisticated and looked legit,” the source said.

“All of it was obnoxious, but I think the last straw was when the interviewer asked about what he claimed was a government-funded sex-change operation for Chelsea Clinton,” the source shared. “Cohen was trying to get Governor Palin to say something homophobic and hateful. She takes it personally when anyone goes after the children and families of politicians. She just thought, ‘What a horrible thing.’ She was particularly incensed about that.”

Palin said that she and her daughter were asked to travel across the country for the interview, claiming Cohen had “heavily disguised himself as a disabled US Veteran, fake wheelchair and all.”

Who Is America? premieres Sunday at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.

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Asos Streamlines, Updates the Future

The Asos men’s wear presentation Monday night at Hotel Hugo was a legit scene. A surly lobby attendant seemed to derive more pleasure from confiscating guests’ drinks than a TSA agent. “Finish it or get rid of it,” he barked at an editor waiting on line for the cramped elevator. Anyone who failed for whatever reason to get their hand stamped was assumed to be sneaking into the venue by this deputy-in-training. “Nobody gets in without a stamp,” he said. “You gotta go back.”
When the elevator opened onto Bar Hugo, a copper-accented room with a view on the lower level of a bi-floor roof concept, the crowd was pulsing, aided by the freely flowing libations. A narrow staircase led to Azul on the actual rooftop, where tribes of enthusiasts of the brand were engaged in a more raucous dance.
Ten models wearing designs representing Asos’ spring 2019 collection, called “The Future Is Now,” stood or sat on a makeshift platform, the new-age fabrics of their garments shimmering in the sun against the silver towers of the New York skyline, which created a beautiful and serene backdrop for the rooftop event and a counterpoint to the frenetic scene at the bar.

Azul on

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First Lady Melania Trump Makes an Entrance at Blenheim Palace Wearing a Yellow J. Mendel Gown

First Lady Melania Trump made a dramatic entrance wearing a pale yellow J. Mendel gown at tonight’s black-tie dinner at Blenheim Palace.
The evening host British Prime Minister Theresa May also appeared to take the dress code seriously, wearing a sleeveless red gown with a noticeably high slit. Her husband, Philip, like President Trump, kept things basic in a traditional tuxedo.
A different version of FLOTUS’ pleated dress was available in J. Mendel’s Madison Avenue store this spring in another shade. At the request of the First Lady’s stylist Herve Pierre, the label’s designer Gilles Mendel created one especially for tonight’s dinner at the country estate that was Winston Churchill’s birthplace. The choice of pale yellow, a favorite color of Queen Elizabeth II, was intentional and was meant to “pay homage” to HRH, according to Pierre.
The Trumps, joined by the Mays, ascended the red-carpeted steps of Blenheim Palace to two-folded fanfare — protests outside the palace and a military ceremony featuring a performance of the “Liberty Fanfare” by bands of the Scots, Irish and Welsh guards. A three-course meal will be served to guests, who include a number of prominent British business leaders. After the dinner, the Trumps will travel to the U.S.

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Kenneth Nicholson Men’s Spring 2019

Kenneth Nicholson pulls from a varied bag of interests. The Houston native is as motivated by 18th-century dress as he is by outfits from “Soul Train” and military uniforms — after attending the Academy of Art in San Francisco, Nicholson spent a one-year stint in the Navy before he was honorably discharged. But his overall interest is in expanding the boundaries of men’s wear.
“Historically, men haven’t been restricted to just a shirt and pants. They’ve had more options,” Nicholson said. “I like to edify people and shake things up.”
He divided his collection into three chapters. The first chapter was a stark white, which Nicholson said was void of color to express sadness. Models wore cotton and linen long-sleeved shirtdresses with subtle swing hems, white lace shirts paired with cream high-waisted pants, and a brocade jacket with an exaggerated lapel coupled with a matching skirt. References to royalty were sprinkled throughout the lineup. Some models wore sashes, others wore crowns and a couple of the more structured, beaded looks with mock necks, nipped waists and peplums, which were highlights from the collection, brought to mind regalness.
The second chapter, which signaled better memories and featured more color, was the strongest. Nicholson doubled

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Project, Parsons Identify Latest Next in Class Group

Project has partnered once again with The New School’s Parsons School of Design for the newest edition of “Next In Class,” a selection of directional new men’s and dual-gender designers that will be showcased at the upcoming trade show in New York.
The designers recently graduated as part of the school’s MFA and BFA programs and are Neil Grotzinger of Nihl, who just showed at New York Fashion Week: Men’s and was an LVMH Prize finalist, as well as Ru Jin Tsai, Anne Li and Jeongmin Cho.
Tommy Fazio, men’s fashion director of UBM Fashion, said: “We are always finding opportunities to leverage our platform to support the growth of new breaking talent. After having had four successful seasons under our belt, we are excited to welcome four innovative men’s wear designers into the ‘Next In Class’ program.”

Burak Cakmak, dean of fashion for Parsons, said the designers “represent the future of the fashion industry, and I’m thrilled they are being given the opportunity to expand their brands.”
Project New York will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York from July 22 to 24. The designers will present their collection to retailers as a way to gain exposure and insight into the

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Christian Siriano Owns ‘Maybe 20 Pairs’ of Glasses, But Always Wears the Same Ones Every Day

When you think of designer Christian Siriano, it’s hard to imagine him without accessorizing with his signature black-rimmed glasses. So when the opportunity to partner with Transitions Optical to design colorful, fashion-forward lenses presented itself, Siriano knew it was a perfect match.

“It’s nice to work on something that feels very like something I wanted or needed,” Siriano told PEOPLE. “Getting dressed everyday should be a fun experience so why should your eyewear be any different? These lenses give wearers freedom of expression and comfortable vision day and night. I’m loving the product.”

The experience working with the brand, known for its smart lenses that adjust to the perfect tint when you step outdoors to protect your eyes, has even inspired Siriano to switch up his eyewear look more than he has ever before.

“I’m actually really bad that I never change my glasses. I wear my glasses and never put sunglasses on, which is a really bad habit,” he told us. “I probably have maybe 20 pairs of glasses and I literally wear the same pair every day. But with these new lenses with different colors I am going to start switching them out more because now I actually have a reason to.”

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He added, “I just got a pair of really cool gold lenses that I like and there’s also a classic silver tone. I’m going to try and switch it up.”

And perfectly timed with his partnership, Siriano unveiled his own Resort 2019 collection, which included ’60s cat eye sunglasses with Transitions lenses popped in.

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“I put these different lenses kind of in my typical sunglasses shape. The frames itself are modern, square and really bright colors. It was inspired by a Barbie Dream House kind of vibe so they’re fun and quirky. So all around think girls will look really cool,” he told us. 

When it comes to Siriano’s personal eyewear aesthetic, the designer described his go-to look as “pretty classic and simple” with a “cool dark frame,” but admitted he wasn’t always fond of his glasses.

“I’ve had them since I was 12 or 13 and of course, when you’re young, you’re like, ‘Oh my god,’” Siriano said. “You just feel like a nerd. But now I can’t imagine not wearing them. It is so funny. It is my look now. I love how they have become such an accessory for people to wear if even if they don’t need them.”

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PVH Launches Dress Furnishings E-Commerce Site

PVH Corp. is showing some love to its heritage brands.
The parent company of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger today launched a centralized e-commerce platform for its dress furnishings labels. 
Called, the new site allows consumers to purchase from the company’s Izod, Van Heusen and Eagle brands through one centralized location. The site also offers shirts and ties from Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger.
In the past, consumers would have to shop on the individual brands’ web sites.
To help consumers make the best choice, Stylebureau also has a “tie match” tool that digitally coordinates the site’s 200-plus neckties with its more than 100 dress-shirt styles.
The site also carries a broad range of PVH’s big and tall offerings.
Ken Duane, chief executive officer of Heritage Brands at PVH, said the company had “long considered investing in a dedicated e-commerce site but wanted to ensure it had a unique value proposition different from those of our outstanding retail partners. Our focus was to provide consumers with immersive brand-centric experiences from Izod and Van Heusen, and an easy-to-shop portal unifying all of our heritage brands, in a single space. Launching our own e-commerce space has always been a natural progression for our business, but we have been very deliberate in crafting an offering with true value to

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Selfridges Opens Eyewear Pop-up With Lily Cole’s Brand, Wires

THROWING SHADE: Selfridges is teaming with model and social entrepreneur Lily Cole to unveil a new collection from Wires, an eyewear brand cofounded by Cole and Yair Neuman.
The pop-up will run until July 15 in Selfridges’ personalization area on the lower ground floor.
For the second collection, Neuman took a modular approach to the design: An invisible hinge was added on the wire frame to allow the wearer to collapse and store the sunglasses with ease.
The sunglasses are created to be completely customizable, with lenses that can be switched and interchanged. “It’s a nice way to marry off a desire for newness and new designs and allow people to experiment and play — but to do so in a way that is less demanding on the material,” Cole said.
The wire frames — handmade by a family-run business in Italy — retail between 140 pounds and 270 pounds and the interchangeable rims retail at 50 pounds.
To mark the opening of the pop-up, Cole and Neuman have created a special-edition pair of glasses inspired by Selfridges’ heritage, priced at 220 pounds.
Sustainability was also a driving force behind the design. “We minimize waste in the production process because we 3-D print the rim instead

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N. Hoolywood Men’s Spring 2019

This season, the N. Hoolywood designer Daisuke Obana delivered a lineup inspired by Native American artist T.C. Cannon, whose work he discovered during a recent trip to Arizona.
“The lines and the bold colors in the artist’s paintings were what drew me to them,” he said backstage, pointing to an array of blanket-like pieces, often paired with matching oversize shorts. This graphic inspiration was seen in everything from cropped bomber jackets and knitwear with fringe across the chest to oversize pants.
An added surprise was Obana’s collaboration with sportswear brand Umbro. It spanned logo T-shirts, long-sleeved soccer jerseys and elongated coats adorned with oversize Umbro logos done up in bright colors with vertical lines that tied back to Cannon’s paintings.
With their mix of deconstruction and surprising proportions, Obana’s Japanese silhouettes seamlessly blended the worlds of artisanal and active sport.

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Beats by Dre Partners With Violet Grey on Limited-Edition Headphones

Beats by Dre, the multibillion-dollar, Apple-owned headphones company, is venturing outside its music/sports/youth comfort zone by partnering with a select few specialty retailers, including Los Angeles-based beauty retailer Violet Grey.
Violet Grey’s branded digital content appealed to Beats, as did the opportunity to gain exposure to a hip and cultured group of women. Meanwhile, Violet Grey will gain exposure to Beats’ urban, streetwear-oriented crowd.
“Beats has always been on our list of brands we love,” said Violet Grey founder Cassandra Grey. “I’m a marketer at heart and the story of how Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine marketed the headphones through sports culture really inspired me. When it comes to curating nonbeauty products we think about what brings us joy, what’s convenient and what could most benefit our lives. Headphones are one of those accessories that have become a staple in our wardrobes. They’re a necessary luxury.”
Beginning Thursday, the Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones in matte black will be available for $ 349.95 among the rest of the Violet Code-approved product lineup on
The partnership will be feted tonight during a private event at Violet Grey’s Melrose Place retail studio, where the two companies will host about 40 female celebrities and influencers including January Jones,

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Pa. Woman Called 911 on Ex-Boyfriend Moments Before She Was Stabbed to Death

A Pennsylvania woman called 911 to report her ex-boyfriend was attacking her before she was found dead with stab wounds, PEOPLE confirms.

Bensalem Police Public Safety Director Fred Harran tells PEOPLE that shortly before 7 a.m. on Monday, Teresa Priestley called 911 when William Table began attacking her after she got into her car outside her home.

About a minute later, police received a second 911 call reporting a car crash less than a quarter-mile away from the knife attack, says Harran. Officers arrived to find Priestley dead on arrival after she drove away from the site of the attack with mortal stab wounds.

The stabbing set off a 12-hour manhunt for Table, who was arrested by Philadelphia police that evening after he allegedly stabbed a homeless man, says Harran.

According to Harran, Priestley had recently broken up with Table.

“It appears they were living together prior to this, but just recently he was thrown out of the apartment and she just had her locks changed yesterday,” Harran told reporters at a Monday press conference.

Harran tells PEOPLE Priestley was about to leave for work in the morning. Police believe Table had staked out her home with the goal of attacking her.

Priestley’s neighbor Mike Angley told TV station WPVI he heard Priestley crying for help during the attack.

“I heard a woman screaming ‘help me,’ ” Angley said. “After that, tires screeched.”

Table is charged by Bensalem police with criminal homicide, kidnapping and possession of an instrument of crime, according to online records.

According to Philadelphia police, there are no current charges against Table in Philadelphia.

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Table is being held without bail in the Bucks County Correctional Facility. It was not immediately clear if he has retained an attorney.

Harran tells PEOPLE that Table “is an evil person. I won’t even call him a human being. To commit such a heinous crime, and to slaughter a woman on the way to work because she no longer wants to date you? I’m not sure that person can be considered a person.”

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New York Fashion Week: Men’s Inspirations

As the men’s show season enters its final lap, New York designers are prepared to embrace classic tailoring, the Mayan Riviera, the cool skater boy and even state fairs.

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Escada Preps for First New York Fashion Week Show, Amid Brand Revamp

LONDON — Escada has been in the process of refreshing its image, having recruited designer Niall Sloan and introduced a new store concept on London’s Sloane Street last year.
Now, to mark this shift in direction and the brand’s 40th anniversary, the German label is planning its first runway show during New York Fashion Week, in a bid to highlight its international appeal and speak to a broader audience.
“Given all our activities around the refreshing of our brand, we felt that this was a fantastic moment to go out and join an international fashion week. We decided to go to New York because the U.S. is one of our core markets; we have been there since day one. We have a strong retail presence in the country and very strong relationships with some of the best department stores,” said Iris Epple-Righi, the brand’s chief executive officer. “We need to show the brand to a wider audience, which we wouldn’t have been able to [achieve] if we were to only do a presentation.”
The show — which will host buyers, press, as well as the brand’s most important customers from across the globe — will also offer Sloan a platform to showcase his

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Parke & Ronen Men’s Spring 2019

Leave it to Parke & Ronen to transport tired, hot New Yorkers to a beach in Malibu on a Tuesday afternoon in July.
“It’s all about L.A., baby,” said codesigner Parke Lutter backstage before the show.
He and Ronen Jehezkel trotted out a lovely array of pastel colors, floral prints and retro graphic stripes on swimwear, coverups and short-sleeve sweaters.
“We threw in a little Eighties vibe — we were listening to the Go-Go’s,” Lutter said, adding that the silhouette this season was classic but modernized with a little higher waist and more of a boxy feel.
The sheer shirts and pajama sets spoke of the leisurely lifestyle while the sleeveless hooded sweatshirts pushed a more athletic vibe.
With a soundtrack that included Lady Gaga’s “Boys, Boys, Boys” and Rod Stewart’s “Do You Think I’m Sexy,” Parke & Ronen proved that even after 21 years, they can still get a crowd energized while building on a successful business.

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Off-White, TheDoubleF Launch Capsule Collection

Off-White has teamed with Italian online retailer TheDoubleF to launch a capsule collection, which will be on sale on the e-commerce site from Wednesday.
Called TheDouble-OFF, the capsule consists of seven unisex pieces including a jacket, a hoodie, a sweatshirt, a T-shirt, a pair of jeans, as well as a hat and a belt, featuring details in the e-tailer’s signature teal green color.
“I started from the ‘TheDoubleF’ visual DNA to create a collection with a special crafted identity that relates to the Off-White core image,” said Off-White creative director and chief executive officer Virgil Abloh.
“We believe in synergies, a critical element to differentiate ourselves in a highly competitive market. So, who better than Virgil Abloh could inaugurate our series of exclusive collaborations?” TheDoubleF ceo Francesco Galli said, referring to the series of exclusive collaborations with high-end designers and brands to be developed in coming months.  “Off-White and TheDoubleF are two emerging brands with a disruptive DNA — the result is an explosive capsule collection.”
To promote the TheDouble-OFF capsule, TheDoubleF has tapped Milan-based photographer Piotr Niepsuj, who explored the theme of duality by working with two models and mirrors.
The capsule retails from 190 euros for the T-shirt to 1,400 euros for the jacket.
Launched last year, TheDoubleF is

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Chanel Iman on Expecting a Baby Girl: ‘I’m Dying to Put Her in a Cheerleading Outfit!’

Model Chanel Iman may be husband and New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard’s number one fan now, but in just a few months, the NFL star is going to have another lady sitting on the sidelines cheering him on at football games.

The newly married couple who are expecting their first child together, a baby girl, are counting down the days until she arrives and can join Iman at all of Shepard’s Giants games and practices.

“I just had a baby shower and one of Sterling’s cousins made a cheerleading outfit ,” Iman told PeopleStyle. “I’m dying to put it on our little girl when she’s here and take her to the games when she’s a little bit older.”

But until then, Iman will make sure to support her husband once the season stars this fall by wearing one of New Era’s NFL Training 9TWENTY NY Giants Caps now that she’s teamed up with the brand for its new NFL Training Camp Collection.

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“New Era is just one of those brands that is perfect for my everyday style. I’ve been wearing it since I was a teenager,” Iman said. “Whether I’m traveling or going to my husband’s football games to support him or going to gym, I wear all of the fitted caps. I have a lot of bad hair days as well, so it helps making my outfit that much cuter!”

We caught up with the star to talk all things style, motherhood and more in honor of her new partnership — see everything the supermodel shared with us below!

So now that you’re married to an NFL star, how much Giants gear do you have? 

A lot. I’m the type of person, where I will wear something more than once, but it feels the best when it’s brand new and different. I kind of mix and match my New Era caps, with my denim ripped jeans and maybe a crop top. I like to wear his jersey as well with a hat or just the jersey with some cool sneakers. I like to mix it up a bit with my casual everyday wear with the sports apparel.

What do you love most about the New Era caps?

It’s perfect for hot summer days, especially when I go to Sterling’s practices. I try to make it to all of them. It’s lightweight and it has that new cooling technology. I also travel a lot from L.A. to N.Y. in the summertime when it’s super humid and it’s just the perfect summer hat.

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Do you have a little baby jersey made for your daughter yet?

No, we don’t have the jersey yet, but I’m dying to get one made!

What has been your approach to maternity dressing?

I’m wearing things that stretch, like flowy maxi dresses. Just anything that’s not so tight. I have one pair of maternity jeans that I love. I keep it really simple. In my first trimester I was wearing more sweatpants and some of Sterling’s oversize hoodies. But now that it’s summertime, I’m trying to look a little more stylish.

Now that you know you’re having a girl, is there anything in your closet you’re saving for her?

There’s lots of stuff, but I try not to keep too much because I hate clutter. I know there are so many pieces that designers have made for me in my closet that I can’t wait to give my daughter, like all my purses. She’s gonna love everything when she’s older and can appreciate quality brands. We are saving my wedding dress that Zuhair Murad made for me, for the reception and ceremony. I was listening to Beyoncé’s new album and she was talking about stuff she was saving for her daughter, too.

Where are you storing your wedding gown now?

Right now, it’s at my mom’s house. She took it to the cleaners and I think they wrapped it in some kind of garment bag.

How do you think the modeling industry has changed in the social media age?

There has definitely been a shift since I first started. What I love about the whole social change is that it’s a great way for your fans to connect with you. It’s been wonderful to connect with my fans even in a time when I probably wouldn’t be working. So they can still keep up to date with what I’m doing everyday and my lifestyle.

— with reporting by Brittany Talarico

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Bonnets to Braids: Issa Rae’s Hairstylist on Natural Hair

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The Brothers Ovadia Seamlessly Blend Creative and Commerce

It was a chance meeting with Ralph Lauren at the Double RL store in East Hampton, N.Y., that forever changed the lives of Ariel and Shimon Ovadia.
The twins were browsing through the store one day when they spied the legendary designer. Although too shy to approach him, their stares caught Lauren’s attention. He asked them if they were “in the business,” and they said, “No, but we want to be.”
Lauren then spent the next hour telling the brothers his life story and how he had created his fashion empire.
Starstruck, the Ovadias decided a month later to start down the same path and launch their own brand.
In the seven years since, the brothers, now 35, have proven that the journey they started that day was the right one. Today, the Ovadia & Sons label is carried in Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and other upscale department and specialty stores in the U.S. They have collaborated with everyone from Levi’s, the Gap and J. Press to street artists and the estates of legendary figures such as Bruce Lee.
Next up is an expansion to eight countries along with an e-commerce relaunch and the entry into new categories such as swimwear

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Europe’s Four Finalists for the International Woolmark Prize Revealed  

Four of the 12 global finalists for the 2018/19 International Woolmark prize were announced in London on Tuesday, Daniel W. Fletcher, Nicholas Daley and Edward Crutchley, all of whom are from the U.K., and Cmmn Swdn from Sweden. They will go on to compete for the final award, which will be held in London in February.
The big reveal came during a lunch at Somerset House in London on Tuesday, with the victorious designers now preparing to elaborate on their collections ahead of the final. All five designers — Cmmn Swdn is designed by Saif Bakir and Emma Hedlund — cast wool in the starring role of their very different collections.
The prize showcases international young talent with designs that highlight the versatility of merino wool. Each finalist will be awarded $ 52,100, and over the course of the next few months, they’ll work on producing a capsule collection that will be judged in February.
Crutchley, who designs a signature collection that shows in London and who also works with Kim Jones at Dior, said he was interested in how cultures express themselves through textiles. He worked with a mix of Breton lace and Javanese batik, and looked at Kabuki, cowboy and biker culture.
His collection,

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Wood House Army Men’s Spring 2019

Since starting his brand two years ago, Julian Woodhouse, a former first lieutenant in the U.S. Army, and husband and codesigner Kirill Kabachenko have sought to create a uniform for their fashion army each season. This time around, the uniform was a mixture of Eighties BMX suits as well as a more-ethereal feel inspired by the rebirth of a phoenix.
The duo had spent two months in Asia and Woodhouse said the vision for the season came to him during a meditation.
The use of silk — a first for the brand — in airy parkas and ultralight cargo pants helped add a spiritual side to the collection while the motor racing references gave the lineup a tough edge.
The color palette of oranges and burnt reds together with the painterly phoenix print also combined to give an Eastern feel.
For its runway debut, Wood House Army’s mix of spirituality, athleticism and street edge proved to be a successful formula.

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Harrods’ ‘Rarity’ Exhibition Will Highlight One-of-a-Kind Treasures

HIDDEN GEMS: Harrods is looking into the meaning of luxury with Rarity, a storewide campaign displaying rare finds from fashion to jewelry to homeware. The campaign runs in-store and online until Aug. 16.
It features more than 60 exclusive products that have been selected by Harrods from around the world including Hawaii, the Netherlands, Panama and Yorkshire, England.
Exclusive couture pieces are being highlighted in the fashion department, including an evening gown by Ralph & Russo, Bottega Veneta’s Knot Clutch in 18-carat gold and an embellished jacket from Balmain.

Harrods ‘Rarity’ – Balmain, De Beers and Millionaire Gallery 
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There are also limited-edition pieces such as a redesign of Coco Chanel’s clock as well as unique accessories such as an Excalibur Aventador S Blue watch from Roger Dubuis.
“With Rarity, we wanted to ensure that our curated selection of rare finds showcases that ‘rare product’ can take many forms,” said Michael Ward, managing director at Harrods.
“Further to this, the way in which we consume products has taken a seismic shift the last decade. With the rise of digital, owning and purchasing goods can be instantaneous, but comes with the risk of increasing homogeneity. So we wanted to ensure that customers had a sensory experience to compliment

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Independents’ Day: Canada’s Harry Rosen Has Owned the Men’s Market for Decades

TORONTO — Harry Rosen has a lock on the Canadian men’s wear market, but that hold hasn’t come without a lot of hard work.
The company was founded in 1954 by Harry and his brother Lou Rosen in a small storefront in Toronto to provide made-to-measure suits for men. The firm has since grown into a 300 million Canadian dollar ($ 228.3 million), 18-store chain with locations in the seven largest cities around the country and some 1,000 employees.
Although Harry stepped back from the day-to-day operation of the business in 2005, he still serves as an ambassador, often stopping by one of the stores to chat with customers. But he left the company in good hands: as chief executive officer since 2000, his son Larry Rosen has built on his father’s legacy. Waiting in the wings is Ian Rosen, Larry’s son, who is joining the family business this summer to oversee its digital marketing initiatives, and at the same time, ensure the eventual transition to the next generation will be seamless.
But Harry Rosen has also branched out beyond its core business, teaming up with Ermenegildo Zegna to open flagship stores for the luxury Italian label in Canada. In August, a 3,000-square-foot Zegna

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Royals Gaze Skyward as RAF Marks 100 Years With Celebratory Flypast in London  

COME FLY WITH ME: Members of the royal family tilted their heads skyward on Tuesday afternoon as the Royal Air Force marked its centenary with a dramatic flypast across central London and over Buckingham Palace.
The largest formation of RAF Typhoons, a combat aircraft, spelled out 100 above Buckingham Palace. A total of 100 warplanes — including jets, helicopters and airplanes — one for each year — flew over the palace balcony.
The event, which made pedestrians all over central London stop in their tracks and stare at the display, took place 100 days after the actual anniversary of the RAF, which is on April 1.

From left: Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan the Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Prince William and his wife Kate the Duchess of Cambridge, as they watch a Royal Air Force aircraft pass over Buckingham Palace in London. 
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For her second appearance on the balcony, the Duchess of Sussex wore a black custom-made Dior dress, with nude heels and a black clutch also by Dior. She finished the look with a black fascinator by Stephen Jones.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who is on maternity leave and who celebrated her third child Louis’ christening on Monday, appeared in

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Feng Chen Wang Men’s Spring 2019

Feng Chen Wang thought about the word “half” and what it means for human connection.
The show started with an opening of the curtains, which streamed sunlight into the dark space and emphasized the collection’s vivid color palette, which Wang said was meant to convey a range of human emotions.
The opening looks came in an icy blue gradient — sad — and progressed into an iridescent green and a warm hot pink — happy. Things ended with shades of black and gray, which Wang said played on black and white and the idea of half, or yin and yang.
The garments were amalgamations of sportswear basics. Wang placed double collars on long trenchcoats and pieced together two Levi’s jackets to make one. She did the same thing with Converse sneakers by adding an extra sole and merging two sneaker halves together. An extra leg was added to jeans and the more dramatic pieces consisted of collared shirts and trenchcoats that were draped on top of each other and fell down to the floor.
Some of these pieces revealed the heart, another means to depict feelings. Wang discovered that different sentiments lead to different body temperatures and she presented PVC pieces to highlight the

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London Designer Matty Bovan Unveils Purgatory-Themed Poster ’Zine

ART PROJECT: Emerging London talent Matty Bovan is falling deeper in love with newsprint with the launch of his second ’zine Need4Mead, in partnership with Jamie Allan Shaw, publisher of Enlarge Your Memories.
The limited edition, large-format magazine retails at 15 pounds at Donlon Books in Hackney, east London.
The title explores the idea of Purgatory and British folklore. “We had seen a lot of weird religious imagery and we decided to loosely base it on the idea of Purgatory and being in between Heaven and Hell,” Bovan said.
Images from photographer Dexter Lander are featured on one side and on the flip side are visuals shot by photographer Lucy Alex Mac. “This was the perfect dreamscape to bring everyone together as I wanted to work with Dexter Lander and [the Manchester-based artist] Rory Mullen and reunite with Lucy Alex Mac,” said Bovan of the collaboration.
Shot in York, Hartlepool and Manchester, images feature Bovan and friends inside the Cleveland College of Art and Design, with a church set in the background. Models are covered in face and body paint and are dressed in brown and white tunics. Their poses mimic those found in religious works of art.
Special masks created by Mullen and Bovan, such as one

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New Jersey Mom Who Survived Car Crash That Killed Husband and Daughters Learns Family’s Fate

The brother of the New Jersey man who was killed along with his four daughters in a multi-car crash on Friday says that “they were the most special family” and were beloved by everyone who knew them.

The sole survivor of the crash, mother Mary Rose Trinidad, is recovering in the hospital and is in stable condition.

Audie Trinidad, 61, and their daughters — Kaitlyn, 20, Danna, 17, and 13-year-old twins Allison and Melissa —were killed on a Delaware highway in their minivan when a pickup truck going the opposite direction crossed over the median and slammed into their vehicle, ABC News 7 reported.

Audie’s brother, Daniel Trinidad, tells PEOPLE that he saw Mary Rose on Monday morning before she went into another surgery for her right shoulder.

“She wasn’t on medicine then so she wasn’t groggy and was able to cry,” says Daniel, 59. “She said it was finally sinking in that they’re gone forever. She said, ‘Now I’m by myself’ and I said, ‘You’re not alone. We’re here.’ It’s going to be painful for her, emotionally and physically. We will give her a lot of love.”

It took this tragedy, says Daniel, for him to realize how much the family’s community valued his brother and nieces.

“I live in Miami and when I came here everyone on the street said Audie was the sweetest and nicest neighbor,” he says, 59. “This is his legacy. He was full of love and compassion. Classmates came over to pay their respects and were just sobbing. They said that the girls could never say no to someone who needed help. They didn’t know the definition of no.”

He added: “It’s so heartwarming. My brother was so well loved.”

Just hours before the crash, Audie sent his brother pictures of the crabs they were eating for lunch before heading back home to Teaneck, New Jersey.

“That was the last time we texted,” says Daniel, who visited the family once a year. “But we spoke on Father’s Day.”

The family is waiting for Mary Rose to heal so that she can be present for the viewing and funerals.

“We’re in no rush,” says Daniel. “It won’t be that soon.”

According to an initial investigation, the incident took place on Friday “at approximately 3:47 p.m.,” and involved three cars: a 2007 Ford F-350 — which was traveling southbound — a 2002 Mercury Sable, and a 1998 Toyota Sienna, which were both traveling northbound. The family of six was driving in the 1998 Toyota Sienna.

“For unknown reasons, the F-350 failed to remain in the southbound lanes of travel and exited the roadway, crossing over the grassy median and into the northbound lanes of travel,” read a statement shared on the Delaware State Police website by public information officer Melissa Jaffe.

“The front driver’s side of the F-350 struck the left rear side of the Sable, causing the Sable to spin out of control and come to a rest in an embankment. The F-350 continued out of control southbound in the northbound lanes, when the front of the Sienna struck the passengers side of the F-350. The impact caused both vehicles to be displaced off the edge of the roadway and into a ditch,” Jaffe added.

While Audie and his 53-year-old wife were properly restrained at the time of the crash, their four daughters were not, said Jaffe. Audie and his daughters were pronounced dead at the scene. His wife was transported to a local area hospital where she was admitted with serious injuries.

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Saturday Savings: Joan Smalls’ Go-Anywhere Cami Top Is on Sale!

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Randa Reiterates Commitment to Acquire Perry Ellis

Four days after the special committee of the Perry Ellis International Inc. board reaffirmed its support for George Feldenkreis’ offer to take the company private, Randa Accessories laid out why it believes shareholders should line up behind its offer, which is slightly higher: $ 28 a share, as compared with Feldenkreis’ $ 27.50 a share.
In a letter sent to the special committee this morning, Jeffrey Spiegel, Randa’s chief executive officer, wrote: “We were disappointed to read of your decision not to engage with us regarding our compelling proposal that would provide superior value to your shareholders than your existing merger agreement with George Feldenkreis (the insider transaction).” 
Spiegel said the deal with Feldenkreis “expressly permits the special committee to engage in discussions to clarify the terms of any unsolicited proposal it receives and, further, to engage in negotiations with regards to such a proposal that is reasonably expected to lead to a superior proposal.”
Yet the committee has “not once directly contacted us or our representatives.” Instead, the committee’s decision has been delivered via press release, Randa said.
As a result, Randa said it would address what it said were inaccuracies in the committee’s statement last week. That included the committee’s questioning of its financing ability. Spiegel said

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Prince Louis Makes First Public Appearance Since His Birth, Surrounded by Royal Family

RITE OF PASSAGE: Prince Louis, the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, was baptized on Monday at the Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace.
The chapel holds tremendous significance for the royal family: Louis’ elder brother Prince George was also christened there, and the chapel was where the late Princess Diana’s body was laid before her funeral.
Members of the royal family congregated at the private ceremony on Monday afternoon including siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were not in attendance.

Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex at the christening of Prince Louis at the Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace. 

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a V-neck cream dress by Alexander McQueen and a floral embellished headpiece by Jane Taylor. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex followed closely behind the pair. Meghan Markle wore an olive green dress by Ralph Lauren and a matching Stephen Jones hat.
Prince Louis’ six godparents are Nicholas van Cutsem, a friend of Prince William’s; Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, a friend from prep school and Eton; Lady Laura Meade, wife of Prince William’s close friend James Meade; Guy Pelly, a longtime friend of Prince William and Prince Harry;

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Dyne Men’s Spring 2019

Christopher Bevans has become skillful at morphing super high-tech fabrics and performance designs with fashion silhouettes that reflect today’s trends. And that was especially evident in his spring presentation for Dyne, which he titled “Future Nomad.”
“We’re bringing our love of the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest to the city we grew up in,” said the New York-born designer.

His lineup included a hybrid trenchcoat/anorak with side zippers that looked light as a feather yet had all the necessary performance elements.

Other standouts included an ultralight navy suit with micro-cargo pockets on the sleeves that doubled as an embellishment.

“It’s all about survival skills,” he said.

The use of tie-dye — this season’s omnipresent print — in technical fabrics complemented the painterly abstract print used in paneling strips.

Bevans also stood out from others this season by embedding his well-known near-field communication chip into the garments and allowing the invited show guests to place orders on the spot for pieces from the spring line. “You can get it in four weeks,” he said, before he ships to retail stores in January.

With American fashion’s propensity for performance athleticism, Bevans has been able to find the sweet spot between that and contemporary fashion.

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Kate Hudson’s Fabletics Flexes Design Muscle, Adds New Drops Weekly

Five years in, Fabletics, the athleticwear line owned by El Segundo, Calif.-based TechStyle Fashion Group in partnership with cofounder Kate Hudson, is flexing its muscles.
Adam Goldenberg, chief executive officer of the e-commerce firm — whose brands include JustFab, JustFab Kids and its newest baby, Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty lingerie line — is focused on beefing up Fabletics’ design ranks with talent from competitor Lululemon. As the fastest-growing brand in the TechStyle stable, Fabletics’ annual sales revenue tops $ 250 million. The company generates sales of more than $ 700 million annually and is thought to be on track for an initial public offering.
Among the new Fabletics hires are Karen Pornillos, vice president of design and fashion director, who was formerly the vice president of women’s design at Lululemon and led development of Free People’s activewear line; Nancy Arnold, vice president, creative director who formerly worked at Ann Taylor, where she collaborated with Hudson on a capsule, and Shefali Shah, vice president of merchandising, who was at Victoria’s Secret for a decade. They join senior vice president, chief merchandise and design officer Felix del Toro, who joined the company last year from Lululemon, where he was senior vice president and general manager of

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‘Pregnant Together!’ Kate Hudson’s Boyfriend Danny Fujikawa Hilariously Shows Off His Faux Baby Bump

Sympathy pregnancy?

While spending some time with her boyfriend Danny Fujikawa on Saturday in Woody Creek, Colorado, Kate Hudson joked that they both had a bun in the oven.

Posting a photograph of Fujikawa, 32, lifting up his shirt and gently cradling his extended stomach, the 39-year-old actress — who is expecting her third child and first daughter — captioned the snap: “Pregnant together.”

The pair also enjoyed a leisurely walk together alongside their dogs, as Hudson assured her fans that she was “taking my time” on the trek.

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Afterwards, Hudson appeared to pay the price for their nature-filled walk, announcing that her feet were “swollen AF.”

Days earlier, the mommy-to-be showed off her baby bump while celebrating the fourth of July in Aspen, Colorado.

“Happy fourth!” she captioned a shot of herself hanging out on the sidewalk curb while enjoying a local parade.

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Hudson has spent her summer traveling, kicking things off with a European getaway, where she hit Greece and Italy alongside her boyfriend and sons Bingham Hawn, 7, and Ryder, 14 — plus her brother Oliver, her mother Goldie Hawn, and Hawn’s longtime partner Kurt Russell.

While enjoying a romantic moment together on the family-filled trip, Hudson posted a photo of herself and Fujikawa, as her boyfriend wrapped his arms around her. Both had their hands placed on her baby bump.

“Tuscany,” Kate captioned the snapshot, which the couple took while posing in front of a stunning backdrop of lush rolling hills.

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“She was excited about traveling to Europe one last time before her baby girl arrives,” a source previously told PEOPLE of the Golden Globe winner, adding that she’s due in August.

“She and Danny are great,” the insider added. “Kate is bubbly with excitement every time she talks about Danny and how they are having a family together. She is crazy about Danny.”

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Riccardo Tisci Sets Collaboration With Vivienne Westwood at Burberry

LIVING INSPIRATION: Riccardo Tisci has offered up yet another clue to his design aesthetic for Burberry, with the revelation on Friday of a December capsule collection he’s planning with Vivienne Westwood for Burberry. This is the second time in three months that Burberry’s chief creative officer has dropped a hint on Instagram about his intentions for the brand.
“Vivienne was one of the first designers who made me dream to become a designer myself,” Tisci wrote on Instagram. “I am SO honored to announce a new Burberry collaboration with the original British Punk.”
Burberry confirmed that the capsule will feature re-imagined iconic pieces from the brand’s vast archive, and Westwood is undoubtedly planning to put her subversive spin on the British heritage label.
The collection will launch in December, with proceeds going towards Cool Earth, a non-profit organization whose mission is to halt rainforest deforestation.
“When I first started at Burberry, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to approach her to do something. She is a rebel, a punk and unrivalled in her unique representation of British style, which has inspired so many of us. I am so incredibly proud of what we will be creating together,” Tisci said.
Westwood could not be reached for comment on Friday.

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Marina Rinaldi by Fausto Puglisi RTW Fall 2018

“I adore women, all women. When you’re on Ocean Drive or Miami Beach, do you just see skinny people? No, you see girls having fun. You can be curvy or skinny, I love women who have personality,” Fausto Puglisi said at the presentation for the 20-piece capsule he designed for Italian plus-size brand Marina Rinaldi.
Sicilian-born, Los Angeles-based Puglisi brought his maximalist vision to bear, playing with vivid hues that wrap around the body in bold blocks of color, or in geometric patterns that adorn the inside and outside of oversized coats. Juxtaposed, these gave an Op Art feel to the silhouettes. Shoes and bags were also in the mix.
Face of the brand Ashley Graham attended the presentation in the Hôtel d’Evreux on Place Vendôme in a floor-length, red leopard chiffon dress with a deep neckline from the range.
“He’s known for his boldness, so to incorporate that with the femininity that Marina Rinaldi represents makes for an impeccable collection. I mean, we have to talk about that iconic leather jacket there,” said actress and model Hayley Hasselhoff, pointing to the gold flower-embellished studded biker jacket — a limited-edition item to be delivered in September — that was the talk of the evening.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel Meets the Fashion Council Germany

MERKEL À LA MODE: For the three-year old Fashion Council Germany, it was a much-longed-for first: an official invitation for the Council board, select guests and fashion industry opinion leaders to a reception Friday at the Bundeskanzleramt, or Chancellor’s Office, from Dorothee Bär, the German commissioner for digitalization and state minister. “I see today’s meeting as the beginning of a dialogue to advance the concept of fashion designed/made in Germany in the digital age,” she remarked.
However, that was just the start. To everyone’s surprise — and delight — the chancellor herself, Angela Merkel, took the time to appear at the gathering and briefly talk to FCG members. Wearing a light blue dupioni silk blazer and navy trousers, and openly relieved to have the latest cabinet crisis behind her, she quipped, “What you [the fashion industry] do is 100 percent more interesting for people out there than what we’ve been doing the last days. Make sure you take a picture of all of us,” she added, “and I’ll put it up on Instagram.”
In a casual tête-à-tête on the balcony with the council board, Merkel was told that funding was needed to the tune of about 30 million euros to support critical

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Former NBA Player Tyler Honeycutt Found Dead After Shootout with Police: Reports

Former NBA and UCLA basketball player Tyler Honeycutt was found dead on the scene Friday in Southern California after a shootout with police, members of his family tell ABC-7. He was 27.

According to Los Angeles Police Department, officers “assigned to Van Nuys Division responded to a radio call of a Man with a Gun in the area of Riverside Drive & Tyrone Avenue” at around 5 p.m. ET.

After arriving at the scene, an officer-involved shooting occurred as “they made contact” and were “communicating” with “the suspect, a male in his 20’s.”

“The suspect fired a shot out of the residence and officers returned fire,” the LAPD said.

Neither the LAPD nor the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner Coroner would verify to PEOPLE that Honeycutt was the deceased suspect. The late athlete’s family, however, made the confirmation to ABC-7.

That network also reports that the shootout continued for several hours, during which the suspect barricaded himself in the residence.

The LAPD went on to announce that while no officers were injured, after the SWAT team entered the home, they found the man unresponsive and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Investigations from our Force Investigation Division are at scene conducting a thorough investigation and we will provide more details as they become available,” the LAPD added.

Honeycutt was drafted into the NBA in 2011 by the Sacramento Kings.

After two seasons he was traded in February to the Houston Rockets, before being released from the team the following month.

He went on to play overseas, most recently for the Russian team Khimki.

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CFDA’s Steven Kolb to Give Speech at Istituto Marangoni in Miami

MIAMI BOUND: CFDA’s president and chief executive officer Steven Kolb is headed to Miami on July 23.
The executive will be the first guest to join leading Italian fashion, art and design school Istituto Marangoni in its series of talks named “In Conversation With,” which will kick off at the school’s Miami unit this month. The names of subsequent guests were not disclosed.
The project makes its debut at the Miami school under the guidance of its president, Hakan Baykam, and recently appointed advisory board member Eva Hughes, who joined the school on June 26. Hughes is the founder of the Adira Consulting advisory firm and served as ceo and director general of Condé Nast International’s Mexico and Latin America divisions until last July.
“I’m thrilled to announce the launch of this new project and we couldn’t be more honored with the participation of CFDA’s Steven Kolb. We are closer to reaching our goal of becoming the new fashion hub for Miami and the Americas” said Baykam.
“This project will also help give our students an unprecedented opportunity for exchange, inspiration and creativity, working towards a brilliant future in fashion,” he added, noting that the “In Conversation With” format aims to offer students the

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Hugo Spring 2019

It’s always big news in Berlin when Hugo Boss decides to stage an event in the German capital during Fashion Week. Yet the decision to return with Hugo after a hiatus of seven years was primarily driven by the city itself. Not only was Berlin’s techno culture and “creative energy and eclectic street style” a key influence for the collection this season, but “with its very unique mix of fashion, art, music, literature and tech, it’s a good eco-system to take a brand like Hugo to the next level,” Boss chief executive officer Mark Langer told WWD prior to the show.
And what better place to do that than in the original home of techno, Motorwork, a gargantuan industrial space that Hugo transformed into a dark and gritty Nineties rave environment. The decade also figured strongly in the men’s and women’s looks on the runway, especially in terms of the prints based on ripped and collaged Rave posters or period album artwork, and the oversized, wide-shouldered, tailored silhouette for both genders derived from a Nineties Boss archive piece. However, that jacket and coat silhouette and baggy tailored pants were customized with DIY flair. Drawstrings were used to create new volumes and

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For Restless Sleepers Celebrates Belmond Hotel Cipriani With Capsule

Francesca Ruffini, the founder and creative director of For Restless Sleepers, has designed a capsule collection to fete the 60th anniversary of Venice’s prestigious Belmond Hotel Cipriani, located on the Giudecca island.
For the collection, Ruffini, a loyal guest of the hotel, was inspired by a specific type of rose, called Mocenigo, which is also used by fragrance label The Merchant of Venice for the scent diffused throughout the hotel.

The robe from the collection. 

In keeping with the inspiration, Ruffini developed a rose pattern, which she splashed on three exclusive styles, all crafted from silk satin. They include a two-piece pajama set, a robe and a pair of shorts. The collection will be sold exclusively at the hotel’s boutique.
Belmond is a luxury hotel franchising firm founded almost 40 years ago with the acquisition of Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice. The group now has 49 hotels in exclusive locations, such as St. Petersburg, Santa Barbara, Rio de Janeiro and London.

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Grieving Dad’s Words of Love After Son Was ‘Lured’ Into Woods in Rape and Murder: ‘I Will Always Honor Him’

In the wake of what authorities described as his 16-year-old son’s brutal rape and murder at the hands of a longtime friend, Washington dad Benjamin Eastman Jr.’s repeated message has been one of “love and togetherness.”

“I want thank the community and friends for all they have done for my family,” Eastman, who goes by “B.J.,” posted Thursday on Facebook, adding that words could not “explain the love feel right now.”

“There’s no way could ever get through this without it,” he wrote. “I would like everyone to remember my son how they want to but most of all how he has made our community and other communities far and wide stop and forget about judgment and hate.”

“Our community is full of love and togetherness right now,” he concluded his post. “My son made the world a better place. He continues to do so and I will always honor him for that. I ask that we all focus on that.”

Prosecutors say it’s too early in the case to discuss a possible motive in the beating death of Benjamin “Ben” Eastman III a week after his birthday — but the details released so far have attracted international attention.

Meanwhile, his community in southwestern Washington has drawn closer together in the shadow of such a vicious crime.

“When you have a county as close-knit and tight as Lewis and a town like Randle, which is even smaller, a tragic incident like this is going to impact everybody,” Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney Jonathan Meyer tells PEOPLE.

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Charging documents previously obtained by PEOPLE show how, according to investigators, Ben was tricked into going in the woods sometime after texting early on June 24 with another 16-year-old boy, Benito Marquez, a friend and classmate who had known Ben for years.

Marquez and his older brother, 21-year-old Jonathon Adamson, “lured” Ben “under the guise of a camping trip,” prosecutors said in a probable cause affidavit.

There the pair allegedly carried out an assault they had planned together: striking Ben for some “20 to 45 minutes” and kicking him more than 100 times. During the attack, Ben was sexually assaulted with a stick, according to the affidavit.

Adamson and Marquez beat him in the head with a large rock, just to make sure he was dead, authorities believe.

Finally, they allegedly buried his body on the property of a relative where it was discovered three days later, after Ben was reported missing by his father. His shallow grave was marked with a homemade cross of sticks.

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Marquez, who had seemingly posted on Facebook asking for help finding Ben before his body was discovered, was an early subject of the investigation, according to authorities. But he and Adamson then allegedly fled the county, traveling some 200 miles east, before being found by the state patrol on June 29, the probable cause affidavit states.

They were each interviewed by police and subsequently charged with first-degree rape and murder as well as tampering with physical evidence and unlawful disposal of remains, the affidavit states.

Detention records confirm they remain in custody in Lewis County in lieu of $ 10 million bond.

They have not entered pleas and an attorney representing them declined to comment to PEOPLE. They are scheduled to return to court on Thursday.

While B.J., Ben’s dad, has spoken out about the suspects and sat front row in court at their first hearing, on Monday, he has largely kept the focus on his boy.

“I want everyone to remember the love we feel for each other,” he posted on Facebook Friday, following a vigil for Ben. “My son will live in our hearts.”

He also offered this: “Remember to smile or say hi to a stranger.”

Speaking to local TV station KOMO earlier this week, B.J. said, “It’s easy to get caught up in the negative aspect of this, but I remember my son and his smile.”

“There is evil people out there,” B.J. said then. “I don’t know what makes them tick. I don’t want to know. I’m loved and my son was loved and that’s all I’m about.”

Prosecutor Meyer tells PEOPLE Ben’s death — the violence and intimacy of it — is “hard to put into words.”

“Ben was a nice kid from a good family,” he says.

Others who knew the teen have also paid tribute to his love of the outdoors and sports, especially the Miami Dolphins, and his loyalty and light spirt.

“You’d be in a bad mood and he’d just walk in — you’d just be mad as mad as you could be and he’d just crack a smile and make you giggle just over anything, always,” Ben’s brother Derek Dunaway told KOMO.

“He really liked to stand up for his friends,” Principal Chris Schumaker told the Daily Chronicle after a vigil Tuesday night at Ben’s school, where he was a rising junior.

“A lot of the time, his friends would get in trouble because of his shenanigans and somehow he was able to kind of sidestep getting caught. So then towards the end he would kind of say, ‘Mr. Schumaker, it was kind of me, I deserve the detention,’ ” the principal recalled. “And I would say, ‘No, you know they did the crime, they get the time.’ He tried really hard to plea-deal consequences his friends earned. But in the end, I would just say ‘Ben, go back to class it’s okay. They’ll get through it, you’ll get through it. There’s always tomorrow.’ ”

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Caplan’s Brent Caplan Dead at 54

Funeral services for Alan Brent Caplan will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of the Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim at 2021 Turner St. in Alexandria, La.
Caplan, who was known as Brent, was a retailer at the family-owned Caplan’s men’s store in Alexandria. He died July 4 after a year-long battle with brain cancer. He was 54.
Caplan’s wife, Stacey, posted on Facebook that he passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and close friends. “We have both been humbled by the outpouring of love, support and prayers, and appreciate each and every call, text, meal and visit during this unfortunate journey,” she posted. “In the words of Brent’s favorite, Frank Sinatra, ‘I’m gonna live till I die.’ And that he did.”
Caplan graduated from Louisiana State University in 1986 with a degree in business administration. After college, he joined the Maison Blanche department store in Baton Rouge, La., in the buying department and was promoted to men’s clothing buyer. He returned home in 1991 to join the family business, Caplan’s, in time to celebrate its 100th anniversary. He spent the remainder of his career there.
Caplan served on many national professional organizations’ committees and boards including the National Retail Organization, the board of directors of

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Ada Kokosar Debuts Solo Shoe Collection During Paris Couture

After debuting last season with a shoe range for Cesare Paciotti and earlier this year with a collaboration with Dodo Bar Or, Ada Kokosar presented the first solo footwear collection of Midnight 00 by Ada Kokosar at the Meurice during Couture Week. The fashion consultant took over the hotel’s Belle Etoile suite overlooking the Tuileries garden, filling it with plants until the luxury accommodation looked like it had been overrun by nature during Sleeping Beauty’s century-long nap.
What is unique about these slippers is the high-gloss finish brought by the PVC that Kokosar drapes on each draped-and-embellished design. “As a reference, I wanted to take the most iconic and utopian shoe of all times, Cinderella’s glass slipper,” she said, showing off a glossy mule with flourishes of soft fabric peeking at the edges and decorated with a bejeweled crescent moon — the brand’s emblem. Heels and flats came in soft yet saturated shades of lilac, peach or pink fabric — silk satin, duchesse or super-soft cotton. Most striking of all was the transparent ruffle that encases shoe and ankle in a shell-like cocoon. Cherry on this highly iced cake? “The PVC makes the shoe last for a very long time: it

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Zuhair Murad Resort 2019

Zuhair Murad embarked on a nautical theme while retaining his signature poetry and femininity, including a range of striking prints used across the collection.
With a stronger daywear focus incorporating a sprinkling of luxe ath-leisure pieces, he included nods to Captain Cook and sailor Corto Maltese, plus their discoveries of plants, Gauguin-esque colors and insects around the Southern Seas.
The most sartorial elements were navy blue or black-and-white outfits, like the sharp-shouldered jackets with tailored trousers and skirts. Shards of compass imagery decorated certain looks — in the form of beadwork and sequins on long black or white evening dresses. A bodysuit could be dressed down or up, and a jumpsuit had a sporty take.
These contrasted well with the fluid dresses with elegant patterns reminiscent of multicolored butterflies or hibiscus. Some standouts included the sweeping V-neck dress with pink, black and yellow embroidery evocative of pixilated butterfly wings and the shorter black-and-white dragonfly-like jacquard knit dress.
Fabrics such as leathers, metal cotton tweed and crepe de chine made appearances, too, adding an even wider reach to this rich collection.

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Public School to Participate in NYFW: Men’s

Public School will be participating in New York Fashion Week: Men’s — but exactly what the brand is planning to do is being kept under wraps.
On Friday, the New York-based men’s and women’s label founded by Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne sent out an invite to an event Wednesday night in TriBeCa. The invitation, which also had the branding for Moët & Chandon, read: “A piece of ground that belonged to them, on which they could plant their feet, permanency.” The designers had created special bottles for the spirits brand that were unveiled during New York Fashion Week last September.
A spokesman for the company declined to provide further details on Wednesday’s event.
In December, the designers said they would be taking a break from showing their collection during NYFW in February as “the company is in the midst of stepping away from the traditional industry format and launching a new direct-to-consumer concept.” The company said details would be shared in advance of the launch later this year and that the brand would be “refining” its product assortment, “delivery cadence,” and restructuring it organization.
According to retailers who had carried the line, the final Public School wholesale collection was shipped for spring.

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Tom Brady Freaking Out About a Bear Is the Funniest Thing You’ll See Today

It wasn’t a Chicago Bear, but Tom Brady was still pretty excited to see a big fuzzy dude over the Fourth of July.

In a video posted to his Instagram story and shared by Huffington Post, the 40-year-old football star had an extra-close encounter with a brown bear while hanging in Montana.

“There’s a BEAR,” he whispers enthusiastically before panning over to the animal, before bringing the camera back to himself for another little freak out — which we don’t blame him for.

The New England Patriots quarterback is seemingly out west with his parents, celebrating his mom Galynn’s 74th birthday on July 4th amid her cancer battle.

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Amid Men’s Wear Hype, Thoughtful Basics Are Making Noise, Too

It’s all about simplicity.
At a time when streetwear is dominating the conversation in the world of men’s fashion, there are a number of brands that are quietly building sizable businesses selling updated basics to guys who don’t live and die for the latest Supreme drop or Virgil Abloh sneaker collaboration.
Brands such as Buck Mason, Everlane, Goodlife and Huckberry are making inroads selling these items, which could be labeled “everyday casualwear” or “essentials.”
In years past, their customers probably bought their chinos, T-shirts and hoodies in department stores or specialty retailers such as Gap or Banana Republic. But today, they’re increasingly seeking out other options and spending their money on brands they feel better address their needs.
“They offer simple solutions,” said Wendy Liebmann, chief executive officer of WSL, a global strategy consultancy. “When you look at all the new businesses that are cropping up, they address the fundamental issue in the industry, which is that men are looking for something reasonable to wear that is comfortable and stylish.”
Liebmann believes the “increased lack of service” at department and large specialty stores, coupled with the “enormous” assortment offered “without curation,” is what is driving men to indie brands that are trend-right but not overwhelming.

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Amber Heard, Lucy Boynton Attend Valentino Show

SECRET GARDEN: The skies stayed clear for a preshow cocktail in the garden of the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild for guests attending the Valentino couture show on Wednesday, as the final show of the week.
Bathed in a golden light, Christian Louboutin caught up with singer Mika, while Italian director Luca Guadagnino played chaperone to actress Alba Rohrwacher.
Guadagnino said he’s hoping to premiere his remake of Dario Argento’s “Suspiria,” which he has almost completed, at the Venice Film Festival at the end of the summer. “Fingers crossed,” said the director, who is also producing a film called “Born to Be Murdered.” “It’s a manhunt thriller — I’m going through my dark phase,” he quipped.
Amber Heard had brought her mother, Paige Parsons, along for the event. The pair joined Tracee Ellis Ross on the lawn by a statue of a deer for a glass of champagne.
“I love that they chose to have the reception outside so you get to experience the Parisian summer,” said Heard, who has just wrapped filming Alex Ross Perry’s “Her Smell” in New York. She stars opposite Elisabeth Moss “and a bunch of really great girls.”
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Valentino Fall Couture 2018

Guests arriving at Pierpaolo Piccioli’s Valentino show on Wednesday evening were diverted from the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild’s main house entrance to a pebbled path to the right of the mansion. It led to a garden that, though open to the public, was a discovery for many regular showgoers, hidden until now behind one of Paris’ mysterious high gray walls. This time, Piccioli invited his quests there for Champagne and a visual treat. With its standing columns, animal statuary and glorious roses — some at their peak, others tinged with the romance of early decay — the garden felt like a secret wonder to which we’d suddenly been allowed entry.
It foreshadowed a wonder of a different sort that would unfold inside, a collection magical beyond words. During a preview, Piccioli showed several looks, each more breathtaking than the last. “A lot of drama,” a guest noted at the appearance of a grand green gown. “A lot of dream,” he corrected gently.
He nailed it. In approaching this collection, Piccioli didn’t want to think about a theme, preferring, he said, “to have a free approach with fabrics, embroideries, colors, etc. I wanted to go very instinctively.” Instinct took him from the 18th century to the

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Lapo Elkann Presents Spiaggina by Garage Italia

RIDING LA DOLCE VITA: Lapo Elkann continues to expand his Garage Italia project.
Founded as a creative hub focused on the customization of already existing vehicles, including cars and motor bikes, as well as boats, Garage Italia is now beginning to design exclusive cars.
The first fruit of this new direction was presented Wednesday night at Garage Italia’s Milan headquarters, which were inaugurated in November 2017.
Garage Italia has teamed with Italian design and engineering company Pininfarina and Fiat to unveil the new Spiaggina by Garage Italia, an exclusive car celebrating the 60th anniversary of Fiat’s Spiaggina series, a range of small models without a roof which were conceived to be used in the chicest ocean resorts.
Developed in a fresh color palette of light blue and white pearl and embellished with graphic details in Garage Italia’s distinctive blue tone, the Spiaggina by Garage Italia car, instead of two traditional front seats, features a leather bench and is defined by a sailing-inspired lowered windshield.

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“It’s an extremely emotional moment for me and I think that the Spiaggina by Garage Italia is an example of the beauty, quality and uniqueness defining the Italian lifestyle and savoir faire,” said Elkann, Garage Italia’s president

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Former Special Education Teacher Allegedly Caught with Victim While Awaiting Sex Assault Trial

A former special education teacher in Connecticut who is awaiting trial for allegedly having sex with two students is in more trouble after authorities say that she was recently caught with one of her alleged victims in her car, PEOPLE confirms.

Laura Ramos, 32, was charged last year with two counts of second-degree sexual assault after police claim she admitted to having sex with one of her 18-year-old special education students.

She was later hit with an additional sexual assault charge after police said that she allegedly had sexual contact with another student.

As she awaited trial, Ramos was told not to have contact with her alleged victims and was freed on $ 50,000 bond.

Instead, according to police, Ramos has continued to have contact with one of her former students. Police say she was pulled over in late in June a beachside community in Connecticut where she was found to be driving with one of the alleged victims.

As a result, Ramos has been charged with violation of a protective order, according to court records viewed by PEOPLE.

The case against her began last year after the principal of Central High School in Bridgeport, where she taught, called police on June 9, 2017. According to the police report obtained by PEOPLE at the time, another teacher reported that a student had told him Ramos was allegedly having sex with one of her special education students.

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According to this teacher, the student claimed that Ramos had been texting him about “her guy,” who didn’t want to have sex anymore and whom this student believed to be the victim.

This student said the victim was often seen with Ramos — “making eyes at each other, like flirting” — according to the Connecticut Post.

Ramos initially denied the allegations when questioned by police on June 12 but, in a later interview, allegedly admitted to having sex with one of her students from December to April, usually in her car, according to the paper.

At the time, Ramos resigned from her job “in lieu of … termination proceedings,” according to local TV station WVIT.

Prosecutors are seeking to revoke Ramos’ bond and remand her to prison while she awaits trial. A hearing will be held on Friday.

Ramos’ attorney, Edward Gavin, did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment on Thursday, but he told the Post, “Laura Ramos has faithfully attended every court appearance and will continue to do so. We will address the motion at the hearing.”

If convicted, she faces up to 10 years in prison.

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Glenn Martens Celebrates Diesel With Red Tag Capsule

MILAN — Renzo Rosso is banking on hot young designer Glenn Martens to conceive an equally sizzling capsule collection for the Diesel Red Tag label.
“Glenn comes from Belgian training, so he has this practical-yet-surreal, Margiela-like sense,” said Rosso, whose group OTB also controls Maison Margiela, Marni, Paula Cademartori, Viktor & Rolf, Staff International and Brave Kid, in addition to Diesel. “But then he’s young and modern, and knows how to appeal to a global, educated consumer, while simultaneously being able to experiment with denim.”
Rosso may be an innovative and unconventional entrepreneur, who breaks with tradition, but he also comes prepared. “He’s been following me for three years, I’ve been told, and watching what I have been doing,” Martens said during an interview ahead of the presentation in Milan, scheduled on June 16. The Belgian designer, who is creative director of the Paris-based Y/Project label, which scooped up the 2017 ANDAM Grand Prize, made fashion fame with his deconstructed denim that can be ruched or folded back to create a wider effect.
“This is a new and fun way to celebrate Diesel, this amazing brand and its 40th anniversary,” Martens said of the Red Tag concept of capsules in collaboration with a series of edgy designers. The

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Amanda Lear Would Do Anything Jean Paul Gaultier Asks

On and off the runway, the cast and crew of Jean Paul Gaultier’s upcoming revue “Fashion Freak Show” had turned out in full force for his smoking hot, in all senses, fall couture show. Actress and scriptwriter Tonie Marshall, the revue’s codirector, sat alongside former cabaret star and “queen of the night” Régine.
“I’d do anything Jean Paul asks,” said Amanda Lear, having done his previous revue in Berlin three years ago. “We’ve been talking about it for a while.” The singer and veteran model recently lent her voice to Edna Mode in the sequel to Disney’s animated movie “The Incredibles 2,” which was released in France earlier that day.
Visual artists Pierre Commoy and Gilles Blanchard, best known as Pierre et Gilles, were taking in the brouhaha as Naomi Campbell took her seat under the snap of a thousand smartphones — and no shortage of professional lenses either. “There are thousands of images today, and I love it. You get to step into a person’s universe,” said Blanchard.
The artists, whose contribution to the upcoming Folies Bergères production includes an image symbolizing the love between Gaultier and his late partner Francis Menuge, are exhibiting a series of works on the religious in

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Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Resort 2019

Raf Simons’ playful exploration of Americana continued for resort, which was full of collegiate references, interesting silhouettes such as oversized shoulders and wider arching sleeves, knits, bold Pop and Technicolors, and technical fabrics like Neoprene. It marked the first time a Calvin Klein 205W39NYC resort collection was presented in Paris, shown in the brand’s new headquarters in the city. It’s a vast multifloor space, spanning 15,000 square feet, that was designed by Simons and his longtime collaborator, artist Sterling Ruby. Architectural design was done by Architecture Research Office of New York.
There was a fluidity to the collection, with mostly pieces that can easily be mixed and matched. Take the blue, red and white intarsia knit sweater with the navy marching band pants featuring graphic, colorful piping and cowboy boots; the silhouette pairing a sporty pink tank with a tie-dye accent and a yellow satin skirt with couture airs, or the pink bustier gown worn over a long green turtleneck dress with orange pumps made of basketball material. Men’s wear took a similarly democratic approach.
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Bonpoint Gets Guests Reminiscing About Childhood

HAPPY DAYS: Bonpoint’s show Wednesday afternoon at the Palais de Tokyo had guests musing about childhood. Appropriately so, it turns out: The venue was chosen so that guests could afterward meander through the “Another Banana Day for the Dream-fish” exhibition about childhood currently on show there, sponsored by the luxury children’s wear label.
Laure Hériard Dubreuil’s four-year-old son Marcel was walking the show for the first time. “I’m very nervous, much more nervous than he is,” she shared beforehand.
There was no need — most of the kids on the tree-lined runway looked to be having a ball, with two youngsters squirting each other with water pistols as they walked, another scooting around on a skateboard, his scuffed Vans proving that it was not just for show.
Hériard Dubreuil’s favorite childhood memories are of spending family time in the cognac region – her family produces the Rémy Martin brand. “Having lots of brothers and sisters and having a farm,” she said. “And getting drunk from the vapors of the cognac coming out of the barrels.”
For Lauren Santo Domingo, it was about being carefree. “Just being outdoors and free and unscheduled,” she said. “That would be nice.”
Laura de Gunzburg was reminiscing about her childhood

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Industry Adapts to Shifting Milan Men’s Fashion Week

MILAN — A shrinking show calendar, currency volatility and macro economic issues at the tail end of a period of local political instability following Italy’s general elections were only some of the concerns weighing on executives on the eve of Milan Men’s Fashion Week.
But on the upside, business is chugging along steadily. Revenues generated by the fashion sector last year grew 2.5 percent to 64.8 billion euros, and exports rose 4.3 percent to 50 billion euros, according to Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana’s Fashion Economic Trends report issued in May. The first half is expected to show 1.5 percent growth in sales compared with the same period last year. Last week, the updated Altagamma Worldwide Market Monitor and Bain & Co. study painted a pretty picture, as the global personal luxury goods industry is expected to grow 6 to 8 percent at constant exchange compared with the 5 percent growth forecast last October for 2018.
“Everyone is hoping to see a modicum of stability, which would allow us to set goals in the medium-term, invest in three-year plans without this sense of anxiety hovering over us,” said Paolo Roviera, chief executive officer of Corneliani. Roviera admitted that business had been affected in the first

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Manolo Blahnik Adds Heat to London With Men’s Store Opening

MANOLO MADNESS: The temperature was soaring inside London’s Burlington Arcade on Wednesday night, but the guests — not surprisingly — refused to go home. They were there to mark the opening of fashion footwear doyen Manolo Blahnik’s first men’s store, an Edwardian jewel of a space, and they were in a joyous mood.
Blahnik, who was looking cool in a sky-blue suit and artfully undone bow tie with stripes, played host to press, stylists, fellow luxury retailers and industry investors at the Mayfair arcade, which had been closed off for the night.
Evangeline Blahnik, the designer’s sister and an architect of the business, and her daughter Kristina Blahnik, the company’s chief executive officer, mingled in the arcade, which had been lined with flower carts showcasing the men’s shoes and a rainbow of colored paper lanterns ahead of the Pride in London parade on Saturday.
There were do-it-yourself ice cream sundae and cotton candy stalls, while guests drank Pimm’s, Britain’s fruity (but alcoholic) summer drink, and Champagne and dipped into icy buckets filled with oysters. At the entrance, dapper men passed out copies of The Blahnik Chronicles, a newspaper dedicated to the designer and his style.
Features included “The Gospel According to Manolo,” with rules to

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Andrew Gn Resort 2019

Andrew Gn wants to bring back black and white in an Internet age obsessed with color.
Like many designers, he has felt under pressure to use bright hues to make his outfits pop for online buyers. But what about those chic wardrobe staples like a white shirt and a little black dress? “It’s very tricky these days — anything which is visually uninteresting is not really salable online,” he said.
For his resort collection, Gn found a compromise of sorts: graphic black-and-white patterns inspired by the Vienna Secession art movement. A black dress with three-quarter-length sleeves featured the geometric motifs at the neckline and hem, while a day dress came in a deconstructed houndstooth print.
A checkerboard pattern was a recurring motif that translated into color, namely in a yellow-and-white cape dress embroidered with an oversized gold brooch motif. And there were still plenty of Instagram-friendly designs, including dresses in a charming narcissus print.
Still, Gn hopes the tide will turn back in favor of darkness.
“There’s only so many colors you can wear, and sometimes you feel safe and protected and more relaxed in black,” he mused. “I still think that black is a very essential part of the wardrobe, and I truly believe

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Gucci and Frieze Commission Films on Eighties Youth Culture

MILAN — Gucci and Frieze have commissioned Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller and filmmaker and visual artist Josh Blaaberg to create films to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Second Summer of Love, the explosion of electronic music and youth culture that took place in 1988 in the U.K. and across Europe.
In particular, the Second Summer of Love series will explore Acid House’s impact on international contemporary culture, retracing its origins from the Italian disco scene of the mid-Eighties to rave’s role in rebuilding British identity, passing through the adoption of European synth sounds in the house and techno cultures of Chicago, Detroit and New York.
Deller will present “Everybody in The Place: An incomplete history of Britain 1984-1992,” which investigates the social changes that reshaped 1980s Britain through rare and unseen archive materials, mapping the journey from protest movements to abandoned warehouse raves. The footage will include images of an A-level politics class discovering these stories for the first time, showing the perspective of a generation which considers the facts already an ancient history.

A still from Jeremy Deller’s movie “Everybody in the Place: An Incomplete History of Britain 1984-1992.” 
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Blaaberg combines fiction and archival footage in its “Distant Planet: The six chapters of

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Wash. Teen Was Lured into Woods for Camping Trip Before Friend Allegedly Raped, Killed Him

The Washington 16-year-old who police allege was raped and beaten to death by his childhood friend and the friend’s brother was lured into the woods on the premise of a camping trip and then assaulted for nearly 45 minutes, according to charging documents obtained by PEOPLE.

The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office has charged Jonathon Adamson, 21, and his 16-year-old brother Benito Marquez with first-degree rape and murder in the death of Benjamin Eastman, who was last seen alive on June 23 before his body was found on June 28 on a remote parcel of land owned by Marquez’s relative.

According to the charging documents, Marquez, who is being charged as an adult, was a childhood friend of Ben’s. He and his brother allegedly lured Ben into the woods for a camping trip on June 24, but then knocked him to the ground and assaulted him for nearly 45 minutes.

The charging documents allege Adamson told police he and Marquez sexually assaulted Ben with a stick while he was still alive.

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Before burying Ben, the brothers allegedly beat him in the head with a rock to ensure he was dead.

The brothers are also both charged with tampering with physical evidence and unlawful disposal of remains and are currently being held on $ 10 million bail. Information about whether they have entered a plea or retained attorneys was not immediately available.

Victim’s Father: ‘My Son Is Loved’

Ben lived with his father in Randle, and his father, Benjamin Eastman, sat in the front row Monday during the suspect’s court appearance, reports

“I wanted them to look at me, I wanted to look them in the eye,” the father told the outlet.

Ben’s father told the outlet that Ben was a joyful, happy teenager, and the two enjoyed camping, fishing and dirt biking together.

Ben’s father said there are “evil people out there. I don’t know what makes them tick. I don’t want to know. I’m loved, and my son was loved and that’s all I’m about.”

According to local station KIRO7, hundreds gathered for a vigil at the White Pass Junior and Senior High School in Randle. Principal Chris Schumaker said it was fitting the service began in the gym because Ben loved sports so much and was always in the gym.

Ben and his family were fans of the Miami Dolphins, and during the vigil, the family released aqua and orange balloons representing the Dolphins team colors, the outlet reports.

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Milan Fashion Week Men’s Spring 2019: Ones to Watch


A look from Les Hommes Urban’s spring 2019 collection. 
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Les Hommes is expanding into streetwear with the launch of the Les Hommes Urban line, which is available for sale at the brand’s Milan showroom during fashion week.
“The LHU collection was born out of a creative and a practical idea. When we go back to the very early days of Les Hommes, there were a lot of urban influences in the collection, such as graffiti and workwear. It is a creative playground that we always embraced and are very fascinated by,” said Tom Notte, who designs the collection with longtime business partner Bart Vandebosch.
“From the practical point of view, we were pushed to launch LHU by the feedback we were getting from our own stores. In Antwerp, where the first store was founded, we were confronted with a demand from young guys who were very interested in our collection, but because of its positioning, it was out of reach for them. We created a streetwear brand that carries the originality of a designer brand since many pieces are treated and designed with the same care as we do for Les Hommes.”
For their first LHU collection, the designers took inspiration

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Eco-Age Announces Finalists for Emerging Talent Prize

GREEN SHOOTS: Livia Firth’s brand consultancy Eco-Age gathered industry figures, including Italian Chamber of Fashion president Carlo Capasa, entrepreneur Carmen Busquets and British Vogue editor in chief Edward Enninful on the sidelines of Paris Couture Week to select the five finalists of its talent competition for emerging designers. 
The 13 jury members met in a makeshift conference room in a stuffy apartment on Tuesday to look at the work of 10 shortlisted designers. The finalists will attend the second edition of The Green Carpet Fashion Awards, to be held on Sept. 23 at La Scala at the end of Milan Fashion Week.
The winner of the Franca Sozzani GCC Emerging Designer Award will have the opportunity to present at Milan Fashion Week in February, supported by the Italian Chamber of Fashion.
In addition, they will benefit from a one-year mentorship program with outlet center operator Value Retail, which earlier this year changed its name to Bicester Village Shopping Collection. Their collections will be featured in The Creative Spot, a platform dedicated to showcase new talents at Fidenza Village, just outside of Milan.
The finalists are Gilberto Calzolari, whose look was created using jute coffee bags from Brazil; Teatum Jones, who created a dress made

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Zuhair Murad Couture Fall 2018

For his fall couture lineup, Zuhair Murad looked to Imperial Russia, mining the period’s textures and patterns, and a sprinkling of references to military suits. A dark palette served as a backdrop to elaborate embroideries; floral and arabesque motifs applied in bronze, gold and silver. The designer threw in a bright blue, which he used to make long dresses with flowing capes. Red served as a rich accent — woven into a floral pattern on a cape dress in black crepe in one case, and incorporated on a jacket paired with sarouel pants in another.
There was solid red, too, with an asymmetric dress covered in beads, the embroidery a Fabergé motif. For the rest of the color scheme, he turned to pale hues of green, gray and pale blue; ivory serving as a luxurious backdrop for gold beadwork.
But it wasn’t all about the balls, tsarinas and Fabergé eggs. Murad widened his scope, adding weight through masculine elements borrowed from military uniforms.
“There is the something military but still sexy…this gives confidence and strength,” Murad said backstage.
Handsome, as well. A black velvet tailcoat carried bronze and red accents, the jacket cut extra short in front to reveal the midriff. There was also a

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Dior Moves Spring Show a Day Ahead

EARLY BIRDS: Christian Dior, typically the first big name to open Paris Fashion Week in recent years, has moved its show ahead one day, to Sept. 24, safeguarding that distinction.
The venue and time have yet to be finalized, but it is likely to be in the early afternoon. The Paris shows go through Oct. 2.
Gucci had previously revealed that it would do a one-off showing in Paris on the evening of Sept. 24. The event is to mark the crescendo of a three-part homage to France conceived by the Italian brand’s creative director, Alessandro Michele, who paraded his resort collection in Arles. Gucci began its ode to France starting with its pre-fall advertising campaign, which harks back to that country circa 1968, when student marches and riots sparked popular rebellions against military and bureaucratic elites.
While foregoing a show in Milan for the season, Gucci is planning a special event to be held at its Hub venue on Sept. 19, the second day of Milan Women’s Fashion Week, scheduled to run Sept. 18 to 24.

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Why Kristin Cavallari Says She and Husband Jay Cutler Are ‘Done’ Having Kids

Three is the magic number for Kristin Cavallari.

“I love having three kids. I especially love having two boys and a girl — we feel like a very complete family. We’re good, we’re done,” the Very Cavallari star tells PEOPLE Now of herself and husband Jay Cutler, whose children are Saylor James, 2½, Jaxon Wyatt, 4, and Camden Jack, 6 next month.

“My daughter is 2½ and I don’t have to lug around a diaper bag anymore and all the crap,” says Cavallari, 31. “We’re finally at a really good place where we can just pick up and go.”

Continues the star, “All my kids have a little bit of independence, and we’re just in a really good place. I don’t want to go back to the diaper phase and all of that.”

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Her comments echo those she made to PEOPLE in March, when she admitted she “can’t imagine having another” child.

“We just feel like such a complete family — I got my girl. Everything is just so great with it right now, why rock the boat?” explained the mother of three.

In the midst of putting a hold on expanding their family, the couple, who reside in Nashville, is in awe of how much time has gone by parenting their kids. “Everyone’s just growing up too fast,” Cavallari said.

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And more children undoubtedly would come with more unsolicited comments from other parents. As The Hills alum told PEOPLE in May about dealing with haters, she “really give a s—” about anyone who critiques her parenting style.

“I’m so confident at what I’m doing as a mom that I don’t care,” explained the True Roots cookbook author.

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Retailers Praise Pitti Uomo’s Good Vibrations

FLORENCE — Pitti Uomo: an increasingly influential men’s wear platform with good vibrations. That was the consensus of retailers attending the 94th edition of the fair, which wraps today.
But they were also in town for an appetizing lineup of shows, including Paul Surridge’s debut effort for Roberto Cavalli Men’s; the launch of Comme des Garçons offspring Fumito Ganryu’s namesake brand, and Craig Green who on Thursday night staged his first show outside the British capital, as the headlining guest designer. Tom Kalenderian, Barneys New York’s senior vice president and general merchandise manager, hailed the choice as “emblematic of the importance to focus on new ideas for the future of young men who will become our core consumers.”
Green himself on the morning of his show described the event as an “incredible” platform for designers. “There are buyers who have been buying my collections, but who have never yet been to one of my shows because they don’t come to London,” he said. “The reach of Pitti is so much bigger than anything we’ve done before.”
Among the reigning trends at Pitti Uomo, retailers said streetwear and fluro are both still very apparent, as is sustainability and outdoor-inspired activewear.
“The overall message is a stronger

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New Exhibition Highlights Alaïa’s Pompadour Connection

MISTRESS STYLE: A new exhibition on Azzedine Alaïa has opened just in time for Paris Couture Week.
“The Secret Alchemy of a Collection,” showing at the designer’s headquarters in the city’s Marais district until Jan. 6, focuses on the first collection he designed after moving there in 1991. Alaïa discovered that the historic building had once been home to Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, the future Madame de Pompadour, chief mistress of King Louis XV.
Accordingly, his spring 1992 collection incorporated elements of 18th-century dress, with pannier skirts rendered in white eyelet cotton and jackets inspired by men’s redingotes. Saucier nods to palace intrigue included a leather corset belt in laser-cut white leather, and stretch dresses with “lady garden” intarsia motifs.

Azzedine Alaïa working on his spring 1992 collection. 

It’s the latest in a series of exhibitions organized by Carla Sozzani, a close friend of the designer, following his death last year. Olivier Saillard, who curated the show, said it was timed to coincide with the recently reissued Assouline book dedicated to the collection.
“It’s very Alaïa, very Eighties — even if it’s 1992 — and it’s also very Pompadour, because there’s a lot of broderie anglaise, perforated leather, plunging necklines,” he said. “There is also an

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Dundas RTW Spring 2019

“Urban, funky, jungle chic,” said Peter Dundas, who for spring combined dressy pieces with sporty fare, such as cropped hoodies bearing the brand’s black panther logo, or T-shirts.
The mood was full-on Eighties, from the Debbie Harry-inspired fringed biker jackets with zebra lapels to the bold-shouldered minidresses in a mix of animal prints, including a sequin camo mixed with black lace in a panther motif. Not forgetting a whole lotta gold.
The main silhouette was short, sexy and embellished with a couture feel that at times veered into outre territory. The faulty footwear — punky, strappy animal-print sandals inspired by a photo Dundas saw of Siouxsie Sioux — was distracting, with some of the models hobbling along the runway. (Granted, the label is still very young, with limited budgets, but bare feet would have worked better.)
Dévoré velvet, jacquard treatments and flocking were used to create the effect of a second layer on some of the dresses. “Like with the panther: when you look closer, it has spots,” Dundas explained.
There were some fun ideas, like the asymmetric, hot-hued satin dresses accessorized with black lace shorts and cropped asymmetric tops. A minidress in a blend of pink fringe and silver embroidery was also cute.

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Violet Chachki Teases Major Fashion Collaboration

NEW GIG: Violet Chachki has a new project out in a couple of weeks with “a major brand, a major, major brand,” she teased at the Alexis Mabille show, where she sat front row Tuesday afternoon.
The drag queen, who paired her outfit from Mabille with a Prada cross-body bag — could it be a hint? — was keeping mum on the details.
Attending Mabille’s show for the first time after discovering his designs through close friend Dita Von Teese, Chachki was enthusiastic about the theatricality of his proposition. “He appreciates costuming and glamour, and those are things we both have in common,” said Chachki, who will soon head off on tour.
Other guests included Mabille regulars Simon Buret and Olivier Coursier, of pop rock duo AaRON, who are working on a new album, as well as Marie Beltrami.
Actress Mathilde Warnier was just back from South Africa, where she shot a series for Amazon alongside Kate Beckinsale that will be out next year, she said.
Her other projects include a role in the next season of hit Canal+ series “Spiral,” a rare French export, as well as performing in “Curiosa,” a movie due out next year about 19th-century French writer Pierre Louÿs in which

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Miles Teller Set to Play Goose’s Son Opposite Tom Cruise in the Top Gun Sequel

Miles Teller is taking to the sky.

The actor is set to play Tom Cruise’s protégé in the Top Gun sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, Variety reports. Teller, 31, will portray the son of Goose, originally played by Anthony Edwards in the 1986 classic.

In the original film, Goose dies in an accident and Maverick (Cruise) blames himself for the death.

Prior to Goose’s tragic death, the pilot and Maverick were the ultimate dynamic duo known for their catchphrase, “I feel the need… the need for speed.”

Other actors considered for the role were Hidden Figures’ Glen Powell and X-Men’s Nicholas Hoult, according to Variety.

Powell hilariously shared his reaction to the news on Twitter, writing, “I’m taking down all the Tom Cruise posters in my bedroom. Maybe, I’ll leave one. Two for symmetry. Okay, the posters are staying.”

Val Kilmer is expected to return for his role as Tom “Iceman” Kazansky, Maverick’s rival, the outlet reports.

Filming for the movie is already underway, with a release date of July 12, 2019, according to Deadline.

In May, Cruise, 56, shared the first photo from the set of Top Gun: Maverick. In the teaser image — posted to Cruise’s social media on “#Day1” of production for the 2019 release — the action star posed as his United States Naval Aviator Lieutenant character, aviators and all. Decked in his aviation gear and holding his helmet, Cruise gazed across the tarmac at a F-18 Tomcat (Maverick’s plane of choice in the original film).

Cruise labeled the picture “FEEL THE NEED,” referencing Maverick and Goose’s iconic quote.

Top Gun: Maverick is being helmed by filmmaker Joseph Kosinski, Cruise’s director on the 2013 sci-fi drama Oblivion. He has experience making sequels decades after their original release, having directed 2010’s Tron: Legacy. 

Not much is known about the plot for the sequel, written by Eric Warren Singer (Only the Brave), Peter Craig (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) and Justin Marks (The Jungle Book).

According to Variety, Cruise’s character will now be an instructor, with the film exploring “a world of drone technology, fifth-generation fighters and the end of the era of dog-fighting.”

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IMG Launches Men’s Division in Milan

MILAN — And then IMG Models created the man.
The Italian branch of the international model agency has launched a men’s division, elevating IMG Models as global agency offering both men’s and women’s representation services in all of its offices, located in key cities as New York, Los Angeles, London, Sydney and Paris, along with Milan.
Established in April — following the launch in Paris just a few months before — the opening of the men’s division in Italy reflects the company’s investment in the European market and it’s aimed to better serve regional clients and partners with localized support.
“We definitely opened some years late, but the fact is IMG’s men’s division reopened four years ago and we launched New York first, through a small staff, to see if there were the premises to do well there, which is still the most important market in terms of volume,” said Andrea Cairo, managing director of IMG Models Italy.
Cairo explained that after New York, the first European men’s division debuted in London, and the company preferred to consolidate its position in those two locations “and understand if a presence was necessary in Italy and France, both for models and our clients.”
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Penélope Cruz, Chanel’s Newest Ambassador, Attends the House’s Couture Show

SOME LIKE IT HOT: Spanish star Penélope Cruz turned her show invitation into a fan at Chanel’s haute couture show on Tuesday, her first as a brand ambassador for the house. (The news was revealed that morning.)
Held in the Grand Palais, the set recreated the banks of the Seine, including the Bouquinistes, the term for the open-air bookseller stands dotted along the walls. They were manned by Brad Kroenig and his sons, Brad and Hudson, Karl Lagerfeld’s grandson who, like his father, is a regular on the Chanel runways.
All that was missing was a breeze.
“It’s like a terrarium,” said Ellie Bamber, who had wrapped filming “Les Mis” the day before. (The six-part drama adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 19th century classic also stars Dominic West and Lily Collins, with Bamber in the role of Cosette.)
“It was really challenging, it’s been amazing creating Cosette’s journey. I feel like there are so many new things that an audience is going to see that, if they’ve watched the musical, they might not know about,” she said. “The book is 1,500 pages long, Victor Hugo goes into so much detail, and [screenwriter] Andrew Davies has captured that so well.”
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Ulyana Sergeenko Couture Fall 2018

After last season’s furor, Ulyana Sergeenko seems to have retreated to familiar territory, location-wise and in her work, showing her fall couture collection in Paris’ Russian embassy.
As is her wont, her lineup of car coats and day dresses, skirt suits and cocktail frocks tapped heavily into classic definitions of elegance, accompanied by memorable soundbites on respect and women’s rights from former First Lady Michelle Obama, Princess Diana and purportedly, Mother Teresa.
This iteration painted a well-executed time capsule-worthy picture of prim and proper Fifties dressing. The collection read as a metaphor for a wealthy debutante’s journey, starting with the immaculate white dress she’d wear on her first outing in the world — all virginal layers and matching crocodile accessories — and following her all the way to the saccharine confection that she might commission to walk down the aisle.
To her customer — and they were well-represented at the show — such considerations could be beside the point. After all, whatever lifestyle a woman wants today, it’s her prerogative to reach for it.

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Antoine Arnault Touts Open-Doors Project at Lavish Paris Dinner

As a prelude to the fourth edition of LVMH’s Les Journées Particulières event this fall — which will give the public a chance to visit leathergoods workshops, perfume laboratories, vineyards and other production sites belonging to the French luxury conglomerate — a happy few got a glimpse into the inner workings of two of the French group’s brands on Monday night.
Antoine Arnault, wearing his hat as the new head of communication and image for LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, invited select editors attending the couture shows for a glass or two of Dom Pérignon at Chaumet’s 18th-century salon, a historic monument, and then spirited guests to the Louis Vuitton flagship on Place Vendôme for a lavish dinner.
Krug was poured once everyone assembled in one of the VIP salons, a plush space where Louis Vuitton chief executive officer Michael Burke described a decade-long process to reunite two historic town houses and restore them to their former grandeur.
“That’s how we like to cherish our brands, our houses and our assets. This is why I think Antoine is so right in making it available to the public,” he said.
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Cartoon Network to Sponsor NYFW: Men’s

The Council of Fashion Designers of America is forging a relationship with Cartoon Network.
The network will provide support for the shows and the CFDA connected the company with Ryohei Kawanishi of Landlord, who will design a capsule collection based on “Adventure Time,” a popular animated series.
Instead of just producing a one-off capsule collection, Kawanishi said he has also integrated themes from the series into his main line, which will show during NYFW: Men’s on July 9.
“I wanted to make a mental connection with what’s going on in the cartoons,” said Kawanishi, who usually designs based on distinct themes ranging from Rastafarianism to southern hip-hop.
Cartoon Network has played in the fashion space before via collaborations with brands including Moschino, Champion and Rook, but Pete Yoder, vice president of Cartoon Network Enterprises, North America, said these collaborations have become a bigger focus for the company, which is why it has partnered with the CFDA.
“It’s a huge priority for us because we want to address our fan base with the more traditional licensed product that’s more accessible, but we also want to give our super fans something special that they can call their own,” Yoder said. “Partnering with the CFDA is a great way to gain access to this

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Walmart Removes Anti-Trump Apparel From Web Site

Bowing to pressure from supporters of President Trump, Walmart Inc. removed T-shirts for adults and onesies for infants bearing the legend “Impeach 45.” The items, listed on, drew the ire of conservatives, who encouraged consumers via social media to shun the retail giant, with #BoycottWalmart trending on Twitter.
“These items were sold by third-party sellers on our open marketplace and were not offered directly by Walmart,” said a spokeswoman for the retailer. “We’re removing these types of items pending review of our marketplace policies.”
Walmart continues to sell Make America Great Again merchandise, the slogan Trump made popular with his constituency during the presidential campaign.
No sooner did Walmart remove the Impeach 45 merchandise from its web site Tuesday afternoon than Daily Snark posted, “Walmart bowed to pressure. We won’t. If you want an Impeach 45 shirt, here you go.” The post contained a link to and a men’s Impeach Trump T-shirt for $ 19.99, women and kids, $ 17.99, as well as other anti-Trump apparel such as a Dotard-in-Chief T-shirt, $ 18.99, and sweatshirt that reads, “Very Stable Genius,” $ 39.99.
Walmart’s Twitter feed included Jonnyg137’s comment, “Stop giving your dollars to @Walmart. Those #LiberalLogic anti-patriot crackpots need to know that #Conservative #america won’t stand

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Stéphane Rolland Couture Fall 2018

Stéphane Rolland, as a master of bold, big-volume couture, has taken to favoring stages over runways, this season booking out one of the halls of Radio France. The setting was impressive, with six percussionists positioned above the stage providing the soundtrack.
But in terms of theatricality, Rolland toned it down, presenting a lighter, more fluid evolution of his aesthetic, to the collection’s favor.
The palette, especially the camel cashmeres and pops of deep rose, was also calming.
He moved between organic and futuristic embellishments, such as the curved leather plastrons on gowns, the lines of shell-like 3-D embroidery and the sharp, sculptural collars on a long tuxedo coat-dress with long sleeves.
The final run of voluminous gowns, which were lovely, and touches like the medieval-style floral embroidery, billowing sleeves and trains added a Renaissance flavor, only broken by elements such as skinny pants and boots.
Overall it felt chicer in tone, down to the wedding dress — an airy cloud of white organza dusted with crystals.

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Louis Vuitton Celebrates 20 Years of Women’s Wear in New Book

To mark 20 years since Louis Vuitton launched its first women’s ready-to-wear collection in 1998, a definitive volume titled “Louis Vuitton Catwalk” is coming out this summer.
Prefaced by Financial Times’ fashion editor Jo Ellison, the 632-page volume retraces the collections designed by the house’s two artistic directors, Marc Jacobs (1998-2013) and incumbent head of women’s wear Nicolas Ghesquière.
The book includes 1,350 photographs of memorable silhouettes and their details, accompanied by texts by writer and fashion curator Louise Rytter.
Published in English by Thames & Hudson, the book will be available from this month at Louis Vuitton boutiques before a wider release in libraries.
“Louis Vuitton Défilés,” the French edition, will be released by the Editions de la Martinière in Septembre and later In the year in Italian.

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Comedian Michelle Wolf Compares Ivanka Trump to ‘Herpes’: ‘Very Unpleasant, Totally Incurable’

Two months after she came under fire for her White House Correspondents’ Dinner jokes about Sarah Huckabee Sanders, comedian Michelle Wolf is doubling down on her criticism of the Trump administration, this time taking aim at first daughter Ivanka Trump.

On her Netflix show The Break this week, Wolf, 33, said she agreed with Rep. Maxine Waters’ recent suggestion that Trump officials should be publicly confronted. And the comedian shared some very specific ideas for critics who may come face-to-face with President Trump‘s elder daughter and adviser.

“You can’t just casually harass these people, you have to insult them specifically,” Wolf said. “ ‘You’re a c–t’ doesn’t hurt them. It’s on their vision board.”

Pretending to address Ivanka, 36, Wolf said: “Is your nickname herpes? Because you’re not necessarily the most dangerous person in the administration but you’re very unpleasant, totally incurable and you always show up when we’re about to get f–ked.”

Wolf also compared Ivanka to the birth control pill Yaz, saying, “At first it seemed like it’d be really cool and helpful, but you need to be immediately recalled.”

The comedian then suggested calling Ivanka “Tiffany,” the name of her younger and less publicly visible half-sister.

“If you see Ivanka on the street, first call her Tiffany. This will devastate her,” Wolf said. “Then, talk to her in terms she will understand. Say, ‘Ivanka, you’re like vaginal mesh. You were supposed to support women, but now you have blood all over you and you’re the center of a thousand lawsuits.’ ”

In an article on Monday, Fox News condemned Wolf’s comments as a “vulgar attack” against the first daughter.

Some people on Twitter agreed that Wolf’s remarks were out of line, while others applauded the comedian for “not backing down.”

Wolf’s comments come amid an internal debate among Democrats about how aggressively to confront the president and members of his administration.

After White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was recently asked to leave the Lexington, Virginia, restaurant the Red Hen because she works for Trump, Rep. Waters urged attendees at a rally to keep “push back” against members of the Trump administration with similar confrontations.

“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” she said.

Some Democrats reacted by seeking to distance themselves from Waters’ remarks, while Trump and other conservatives strongly condemned her comments and made calls for “civility.” But those calls were quickly criticized as hypocritical in light of the president’s own habit of verbally attacking his enemies.

Wolf faced some backlash in April after she mocked Sanders at the White House Correspondents’ dinner, saying “she burns facts, and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smoky eye.” New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman, MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski and others faulted Wolf for what they perceived to be cracks about Sanders’ appearance.

But Wolf refused to apologize, and insisted her remarks had nothing to do with Sanders’ looks.

“All these jokes were about her despicable behavior,” Wolf said at the time.

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Riverdale’s Camila Mendes Talks Dating Her Non-Actor Boyfriend

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Brooks Brothers, Mattout Partner on Dress Shirt Collab

Brooks Brothers will continue to celebrate its 200th anniversary during Paris Men’s Fashion Week by partnering with designer Pierre-Henri Mattout.
The retailer has tasked Mattout with creating a capsule of five limited-edition button-down shirts, a signature of the brand.
In 1896, John E. Brooks, grandson of founder Henry Sands Brooks, attended a polo match in the U.K. and noticed that the players had pinned down the collars of their shirts so they wouldn’t flap up while riding. He brought that idea back home to the States and created the button-down shirt.
”I’ve always been a big fan of Brooks Brothers’ history and for me their button-down shirts are simply the best cut and quality,” said Mattout. “I curate my store with iconic brands that are synonymous with tradition and innovation, it seemed very natural to add Brooks Brothers to the pool.”
The shirts will be available in non-iron, traditional cotton oxford as well as the ultralight Zephyr fabric from the archives of the Thomas Mason mill, which coincidentally, was also founded in 1818.
The Brooks Brothers for PHM shirts be available exclusively at Mattout’s PHM Saint Pères store in Paris, beginning June 18. They will retail for 140 to 290 euros.

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Commes des Garçons Shirt Draws Inspiration From University of Cincinnati and Appalachian State University

Logo appropriation is no joke with most organizations, but the University of Cincinnati didn’t sound rattled after Commes des Garçons Shirt used its bearcats logo.
After seeing an image of a shirt featuring the logo on a male model on the runway on Paris, Marty Ludwig, the university’s director of trademarks and licensing, said, “The material they used was produced by one of our licensees, Fabrique Innovations. It’s typically used for blankets, throws and things like that.”
Although they are still looking into the matter, Ludwig said Commes des Garçons wouldn’t face any penalty for using the logo without the university’s consent. “As far as having it available and having it shown on the runway, we think it’s great,” he said. “Obviously, we’d like to know that beforehand but I don’t have any concerns. They didn’t do any harm to our brand. They didn’t alter our marks in any way. But we do have follow-up that we’re trying to work on with them if they want to move forward and actually produce product — beyond just putting product on a runway.”
Executives at Commes des Garçons did not respond to requests for comment.
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Redemption Couture Fall 2018

After skipping couture in January, Gabriele “Bebe” Moratti wanted to take things in a new direction for fall. The musical references were less blatant; instead of a blaring rock soundtrack, the music aficionado sent out his models with a string quartet playing in the background.
His designs still offered up their dose of glitz, but with plenty of hand-embroidered crystals and sequins to go around. Redemption’s proposition is never for the retiring wallflower, and that sometimes gets in the way of visualizing the craftsmanship involved in its Made in Italy creations.
The techniques and qualities of the fabrics used were distinctly visible in this collection, for which Moratti declined to reveal his specific inspiration, to be continued for the label’s next couple of collections, having recently had his ideas copied, he said backstage before the show.
Powerful Victoriana-inspired shoulders were a recurrent theme, and worked well on a mustard yellow and black brocade minidress or on a vivid blue duchesse ruffled shirt. This was paired with high-waisted pants with metallic flocked embroideries in a leopard pattern that were loud but proud.
With even bigger proportions, layers of organza were worked into something that looked a little like a luxurious rag rug, broadening the silhouette

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Jaqui Lividini’s Tale of Two Renovations

BUILDING AND BLOGGING: Jaqui Lividini’s blog, “Diary of a Mad Renovator,” relaunched last week on her web site,, with a new look, new logo and a new project in the works: her apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Previously, Lividini blogged on
The revamped blog shares what it takes to tackle a city renovation and explains some of the similarities and differences of working in an urban environment versus the scenic seaside in Connecticut, where Lividini has a 2,000-square-foot beachfront home.
“Both ran over schedule and over budget, but seriously, your main residence is always going to be a more difficult project,” said Lividini, chief executive officer of Lividini & Co. and former Saks Fifth Avenue executive. “With the beach house you can close the door and drive away, and try to forget about the heartache. Not true with a city apartment that is your permanent dwelling.
“The other big difference is in dealing with the building structure. In the city that is just not a problem. It’s the condo or co-op association’s responsibility. At the beach, it’s 1,000 percent on you and that can be overwhelming, especially if you have structural issues, like raising the house nine feet.”
Lividini was

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Jessica Simpson Throws Son an Epic ‘Baseball and Parrots’ Party for His 5th Birthday

There’s no birthday wish that Jessica Simpson can’t grant — even a “baseball and parrot” bash!

That’s exactly what Simpson and husband Eric Johnson‘s son Ace Knute wanted for his fifth birthday party, and he got his wish. Simpson and Johnson transformed the event space into “Parrotdise,” complete with photo opportunities with live birds, baseball jerseys and a giant scoreboard.

The 37-year-old singer shared a family photo of everyone donning matching “Green Sox” jerseys, along with the colorful birds posing everywhere from Ace and 6-year-old daughter Maxwell “Maxi” Drew‘s heads to her own shoulder.

“Baseball and Parrots- a five-year-old’s dream come true!” she captioned the shot.

Simpson and Johnson also posed for a couple shot with their feathered friends, although the fashion powerhouse is caught making an awkward face.

“I’m totally comfortable here 🤣” she wrote Instagram, joking.

Simpson also made sure to document decorations like “The Green Monster” and a baseball scoreboard. There was also the “Donut Wall,” just one of the goodies to eat, along with a baseball-themed three-layer cake with a faux parrot posing alongside the number 5.

She also shared shots of Ace, who recently broke his arm and is still sporting a neon green cast, covered in parrots as well as a candid picture of Maxwell with her arms spread wide.

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Maxwell celebrated turning 6 earlier this year with an equally epic bash: a circus-powered party inspired by the 2017 musical hit The Greatest Showman.

Her younger brother and attendees dressed as the characters from the movie, while Maxwell rocked a purple leotard and pink hair to resemble Zendaya‘s character Anne Wheeler.

Decorating the walls were posters featuring the birthday girl‘s likeness and the words, “Maxwell Can Fly! She Can Really Swing Too! The Daring Young Lass on the Flying Trapeze!” as well as one for Ace reading, “WORLD’S STRONGEST BOY!”

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Saturday Savings: Busy Philipps’ Denim Mini Skirt Is on Sale

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Luis Fernandez Creates Cycling Jerseys for Assos

Luis Fernandez has turned his attention to the cycling world.
The designer, who is an architect by training and also served as the creative director of Craft Atlantic, has teamed with Assos of Switzerland on a collection of cycling jerseys.
Fernandez created four limited-edition tops in designs that speak to his background in both architecture and fashion. He was inspired by his background in skyscraper architecture to create the jerseys, which feature geometric block design and triangulated artwork.
“Tech and performance have always been a big part of my design work, so collaborating with Assos, a brand that has pioneered performance and Swiss-precision in the competitive cycling market, was a great treat,” Fernandez said.
The collection debuted today on the Assos web site as well as select wholesale accounts. They retail for $ 129.
Assos has been outfitting cyclists for more than 40 years. It was founded in 1976 by Toni Maier, who created the first carbon fiber bicycle frame. He is also credited with inventing the first Lycra cycling shorts, which were soon picked up by riders in the Tour de France, Olympic Games and other high-profile events. Today, the line is carried in around 1,000 independent cycling stores, its own boutiques and online.
Fernandez has

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Diego Dolcini to Unveil Crystal-Heeled Baccarat Shoe Capsule

CRYSTAL VISIONS: Crystal slippers are no longer limited to fairy tales. Celebrating 25 years of heels, Diego Dolcini has collaborated with Baccarat on a limited-edition capsule of 15 footwear designs sporting crystal heels — a “first in the history of shoemaking,” according to the footwear designer.
Dubbed Cristal Couture, the capsule is also designed in signature Baccarat colors: ruby, amber, amethyst and black.
Dolcini named a ruby satin sandal with a torsade-shaped crystal heel echoing Baccarat’s Zenith chandelier after French singer Lou Doillon, dedicating the collection to “iconic French women of today and of the future.” (Think Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve and Mélanie Laurent, “to name but a few.”)
Hailing a “new chapter” for Baccarat, Daniela Riccardi, chief executive officer of the crystal house, in a statement said the team has been mulling “the idea of bringing Baccarat into the world of couture, catwalks and fashion shows” for some time.
The house will present a retrospective of Dolcini’s footwear oeuvre in the Salle de Bal at the Baccarat headquarters on Place des États-Unis during Paris Couture Week, with a cocktail scheduled for July 1.
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Aganovich Couture Fall 2018

For Aganovich’s first couture collection, after being invited to show on the schedule as a guest by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, the brand’s designer duo Nana Aganovich and Brooke Taylor opted to riff on pieces from their fall ready-to-wear line, which is entering stores now.
“Because this is our first couture show, our main inspiration was to do couture — meaning, using the fabrics of the ateliers and seeing how we can push things with the fabric in a couture way,” said Aganovich backstage before the display, the house’s first since 2016.
“The funny system we are trying out is to divide the commercial necessity and the artistic necessity,” continued Taylor. “So the patterns and the variations on this collection are [already] sold as ready-to-wear.” He called the process “supersatisfying.”
The pair turned to the likes of Maison Lesage for embroidery, artisanal leather suppliers, Manolo Blahnik for brocade shoes and Stephen Jones for headpieces. A black dress from the rtw collection was reworked in a more fragile material that took one full month to stitch together.
The luxurious fabrics were a boost for Aganovich’s collection, which otherwise had all the signatures of the house — a romantic, Dickensian feel plus plenty

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Lane Crawford Reveals Australian Creative Call Out Winners

SYDNEY — Sydney industrial designer Tom Fereday is the winner of Lane Crawford’s first Australian Creative Call Out, WWD can reveal.
Chosen from a field of over 240 Australian applicants, Fereday will receive prize money of 500,000 Hong Kong dollars or $ 63,700 at current exchange, as part of an 18-month partnership with the company, which will also include access to Lane Crawford’s retail platform and mentorship.
A graduate of the University of Technology Sydney and a Marc Newson mentee, Fereday founded his design studio in 2012 and his award-winning work has been exhibited in Milan, Stockholm, Las Vegas, New York and London. Clients include Louis Vuitton – a number of pieces of Fereday’s furniture feature in the company’s Westfield Bondi Junction store in Sydney.
An additional 12 runnersup — half fashion brands, the others a mix of architecture, design and art studios — will enter the incubator program, receiving mentorship and commercial advice and being featured by Lane Crawford across marketing campaigns.
The fashion and apparel brands — Chris Ran Lin, Christian Kimber, Jonathan Liang, Thomas Puttick, Nagnata and Rachel Burke — will have the opportunity to launch their collections with Lane Crawford for at least two seasons.
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Meghan Markle Joins Prince Harry at Polo Match on Princess Diana’s Birthday

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry returned to the Audi Polo Challenge on what would have been Princess Diana’s 57th birthday.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived at the annual charity event on Sunday together.

Meghan, 36, opted for a casual white button-down shirt and a pair of form-fitting black capri pants, which she accessorized with a pair of black flats, sunglasses and what appears to be the same Madewell x Biltmore panama hat that she wore to the event on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Harry was seen arriving in a white polo shirt with stripes on the side, which he paired with white pants and boots.

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Meghan also attended the event on Saturday, as she cheered on Harry and his brother Prince William while the royal brothers took to the field at the Coworth Park Polo Club. William was not seen arriving at the event on Sunday.

The Audi Polo Challenge likely holds a special place in Meghan and Harry’s hearts: Their appearance at the game last year was the first time the couple attended a public event together, and they marked the milestone with a kiss.

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Also present was actor Eddie Redmayne, who attended Eton College in the early 2000s with William. In addition to playing on the same rugby team, they were also honored as members of the elite group of seniors tasked with exercising discipline at the school.


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In a sweet nod to Diana, Meghan and Harry found many ways to honor her legacy during their May wedding.

During the ceremony, Meghan’s wedding bouquet, which featured flowers Harry picked himself from their private garden at Kensington Palace, included Diana’s favorite flowers: Forget-Me-Nots.

The Duke and Duchess also included another one of Diana’s favorite flowers — white garden roses — in a unique floral display in St. George’s Chapel.

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Later on the special day, Meghan was seen wearing Diana’s aquamarine ring on her right hand while she and her husband were seen leaving for their wedding reception.

Diana famously wore the emerald cut Aquamarine stunner to an auction of her own clothes at Christie’s in 1997.

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In one sweet last nod to Harry’s later mother, the couple included a special detail in one of their wedding photos!

In an image released by the palace, while Meghan sits on the floor of the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, Harry sits on an emerald green couch. It was the same couch on which Harry’s late mother was photographed sitting while holding a baby Harry at his christening in 1984.


Diana sat next to Queen Elizabeth while Prince Charles rested on the antique furniture’s arm next to her. In the middle of the photo was a young William in a white polo shirt and baby blue shorts as he grinned off-camera.

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